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Wm Pollock's Pianobook

Me and Opie

    BRS - 549
Album: Live at Robert's Westernwear
Transcribed by Casey Heilman
This song is as basic as it gets. As you can see it follows the 1-4-5 pattern
that 95% of all country songs are arranged into. For your voice you may want to
move the chords up or down. Up would be A-D-E instead of G-C-D and down would
be E-A-B. If you do not understand how I did this, please study the circle of
fifths. That info is all over the net. Otherwise, enjoy this song as it is a
work of art. 

The recorded version begins with a voiceover about this being, "The tale of the 
lost episode of the Andy Griffith Show. It is a tale of indecency, drug abuse, 
and corruption of children." Then the song begins with just a snare drum laying 
down the rhythm. The first verse is pretty much acapella, with the entire band 
entering after he says "pond". Also, the last "down by the duck pond" is sung 
really slow and pretty, like harmonized and junk.

Enjoy.


G                                C
Don't tell Andy, don't tell Aunt Bee 
G                        D        G
They'll come lookin' for Opie and me
G                                     C 
Tell 'em we're dead or tell 'em we're gone
G                D           G        
Me and Opie down by the duck pond 

Well, Goober brought down some homegrown 'hay' 
It whomped me upside the head, I never felt that way 
Aunt Bee said we'd be in dutch 
If the sherrif ever caught us smokin' that stuff 

Don't tell Andy, don't tell Aunt Bee 
They'll come lookin' for Opie and me 
Tell 'em we're dead or tell 'em we're gone 
Me and Opie down by the duck pond 

I heard a little holler down in the woods 
Sounded like a soul sayin', "Mmm mmm good!" 
Moved a little closer, sneakin' like a squirrel 
Otis was slurpin' up his favorite girrrrrl 

Now Otis said, "Boys come sit by the still 
I'll pour you up a jar of that famous swill 
If you can't walk don't worry no way 
Now LIGHT THAT PIPE and pass it my way!" 

Don't tell Andy, don't tell Aunt Bee 
They'll come lookin' for Opie and me 
Tell 'em we're dead or tell 'em we're gone 
Me and Opie down by the duck pond 

I had to dodge a rock that was hittin' the tree 
Out of the swamp came Ernest T. 
Gold tooth flashin' as he hit that pipe 
Out of the blue came Barney Fiiiiife! 

Well now Barney come down to nip that still 
Wavin' an axe, a lawman's thrill 
Opie, don't smoke, you'll turn yourself green 
Give me up a puff and I'll show you what I mean 

Don't tell Andy, don't tell Aunt Bee 
They'll come lookin' for Opie and me 
Tell 'em we're dead or tell 'em we're gone 
Me and Opie down by the duck pond 

We all sat there for most of the night 
Trying to figure out our left from our right 
Here comes Andy and old Aunt Bee 
Scoldin' the hell out of Opie and me 

Don't tell Andy, don't tell Aunt Bee 
They'll come lookin' for Opie and me 
Tell 'em we're dead or tell 'em we're gone 
Me and Opie.... Down by the duck Pond.