From the recording Everyone's Hometown
Mark lives in Winston-Salem, within sight of the real Mt. Pilot--that's Pilot Mountain, NC--and has been a fan of The Andy Griffith Show as long as he can remember. This song was written for a Mayberry Days gig we did some years ago. If you know the show, you'll recognize all the characters and situations here.
Everyone's Hometown Copyright 1998 Mark Rallings Walking down the road with a fishing pole Opie throws a rock in the fishing hole Get a big grin all over your face Going back to another time and place Welcome to Mayberry Come on in Floyd's Barber Shop Walk to Wally's for a bottle of pop Hey to Gomer, Gomer says hey What's your hurry, anyway At Aunt Bea's table you can try Her famous white beans or sweet tater pie She sure can cook, but her touch is fickle Love the chicken but I'd pass on the pickles Kerosene cucumbers Oh, Mayberry's the friendly town Got the friendliest folks around No place like it can be found Makes you want to settle down In everyone's hometown He's known as Tiger Fife or Barney the Brave City folks think he's just plain "naive" But a crook in Mayberry's name is Mudd When Barney nips it in the bud Nip it! With his Subconscious Prober Primer Barney's bound to catch moonshiners Them Morrison sisters act like queens But he'll bust their still to smithereens Pow! Pow! Pow! She's the cat's-, that Thelma Lou She loves Mayberry's Adolphe Menjou Every Tuesday night over cashew fudge His hair gets mussed and her lipstick smudged Vavavavoom! Cousin Goober takes off on Cary Grant (Judy, Judy, Judy) Gomer tries, but he just can't Well, you might say Goober's just a ham But doggone how he does that Shazaam! Watch out for old Ernest T. You have your choice to fight or flee Better keep your doors and windows shut He's just plain ornery He's a nut! Oh, the Darlings ain't got much to say But if there's time to breathe they got time to play Their songs'll make you cry and moan But just jump in and hang on