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Whistling Down the River

One of the happiest tunes I have ever heard is the opening theme of “The Fishing Hole” on “The Andy Griffith Show.” (Hear a version of it here: http://www.televisiontunes.com/Andy_Griffith_Show.html) Co-writer Earle Hagen  whistled it himself for the show, and said that he tossed it off in about 15 minutes. The song has words, too, but it’s the whistling that has impact for me. Continue reading Whistling Down the River