Wednesday, May 20, 2020
“Well now, take down your fishin’ pole and meet me at The Fishin’ Hole,
We may not get a bite all day, but don’t you rush away.
What a great place to rest your bones and mighty fine for skippin’ stones,
You’ll feel fresh as a lemonade, a-settin’ in the shade.
Whether it’s hot, whether it’s cool, oh what a spot for
whistlin’ like a fool.
What a fine day to take a stroll and wander by The Fishin’ Hole,
I can’t think of a better way to pass the time o’day.
We have no need to call the roll when we get to The Fishin’ Hole,
There’ll be you, me, and Old Dog Trey, to doodle time away.
If we don’t hook a perch or bass, we’ll cool our toes in dewey grass,
Or else pull up a weed to chaw, and maybe set and jaw.
Hangin’ around, takin’ our ease,
Watchin’ that hound a-scratchin’ at his fleas.
C’mon, take down your fishin’ pole and meet me at The Fishin’ Hole,
I can’t think of a better way to pass the time o’day.”
~ “The Fishin’ Hole”
~music by Earle Hagen & Herbert Spencer,
~ lyrics by Everett Sloane
~ theme song to the iconic “The Andy Griffith Show”
~ though the show used the whistlin’ instrumental version, there were lyrics
that were recorded by Griffith himself.
A man goes fishin’ amid the beauty of a mid-May spring evening as the waters of the Jordan Creek spill over Wehr’s Dam to then flow beneath Wehr’s Covered Bridge.
The dam, built in 1904, is next to Wehr’s Covered Bridge, which dates back to 1841, at Covered Bridge Park, Orefield, Pennsylvania.