Barney fancies himself a singer and when he offers his services as a tenor to the Mayberry choir master, the man gladly accepts. Everyone else is aghast however because they know something he doesn't: Barney is the closest thing to tone deaf that there is. His shrieking strikes a discordant note with all members of the choir and disrupts their rehearsals. With an important concert coming up, Andy comes up with an idea: tell Barney he's going to be a soloist, but have him speak, rather than sing, his part. Barney likes the soloist part but insists on singing. Andy has to go to plan B which involves convincing Barney that he has to adapt his voice to a a newfangled "soloist's" microphone. Written by
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This is the first appearance of John Masters, Mayberry's Choir Director. See more
Aunt Bee, Barney's been singin' again. I don't know how he does it but he's got a knack of hittin' a note just enough off to make your skin crawl.
(Traditional) (1855) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Caroline Norton
Sung by Don Knotts See more