Barney is preparing himself for the Ladies League singing contest. The winner gets to go to the State capital and represent Mayberry. The problem of course is that he can't sing. When farmer Rafe Hollister shows up at the court house, he sings while Andy plays the guitar and it turns out he has a very nice voice. Andy encourages him to go and try out for the competition which he wins handily. Mayor Stoner and Mrs. Jeffries, the head of the Ladies League, are aghast however at Rafe's appearance and want Andy to break the news to him that he cannot sing at the musicale. Unable to bring himself to do so, Andy decides the only option is to try and make Rafe a bit more presentable. Written by
Did You Know?
Rafe sings a song about a Lonesome Road. Only a few years earlier Andy Griffith played a singer named Lonesome Rhodes in "A face in the Crowd". See more
[seeing how many musical terms Barney actually knows
What would you do if they asked you to sing a capella?
Well, I'd DO it!
[to the tune of "La Cucaracha"
A capella, a capella...
The Lonesome Road
Music by Nathaniel Shilkret
, Lyrics by Gene Austin
Performed by Jack Prince
, with musical accompaniment by Andy Griffith See more