Did You Know That The Theme From The Andy Griffith Show Had Lyrics?
Until I saw this on Twitter after Andy Griffith’s death I was unaware that what may be the most recognizable television theme song ever, had lyrics. This L.A. Times article, tells the story, and here’s audio, with photo montage, of Andy himself singing those lyrics:
The song itself was written by written by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer, with lyrics by Everett Sloane. The whistling in the theme song was performed by Hagen and not, as many have believed over the years, by Griffith.
You learn something new every day.