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.
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The Mayor holds Andy responsible for Rafe Hollister being chosen to sing at the event, but the Choir Director, John Masters, was the one who made the decision. 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 Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen
and Herbert W. Spencer
Performed by Earle Hagen See more