All That's Left Is Memories


Joe Hoover
Mar 23, 2011



Time goes by the stars are gone they part each passing day

But the memories they have given us will never go away

Aunt Bea has raised little Opie to become a fine young man

Barney the bumbling Deputy can't mess up another plan

And Otis Campbell the old town drunk has taken his last nip

Floyd the Barber with the one-chaired shop gave the townsfolk their last clip

Miss Crump will never teach again poor Andy has lost his mate

We've seen the last of Ernest T. Bass no more windows can he break

Howard Sprague the County Clerk no longer needs his rubber stamp

And Emmett Clark the fix-it man won't fix another lamp

We will never again hear Briscoe scrub one off with the Darlin' Boys

Or weep as the grump Ben Weaver delivers his Christmas toys

Old Jud yellin' at the top of his lungs is silence forever more

Asa will never awake again and have his gun drop to the floor

Clara Edwards with blue ribbons in hand has made pickles for her last time

Emma Brand has taken her last pill that worked miracles for a dime

The fire's burned out under the Hollister still; it's dripped out it's last load

Rafe's glorious voice doesn't sing no more "Look Down That Lonesome Road"

These precious things once part of life put a smile upon our face

For they took us back to a simpler time, in a simple place

Although our friends are gone their memories live on, we thank them for their part

And for giving us The Andy Griffith Show and bringing Mayberry into our heart

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