And somebody had took and drawed white lines all over it and drove postys in it, and I don't know what all, and I looked down there and I seen five or six convicts a running up and down and a-blowing whistles. Well, he says, "Come on out as quick as you can. Most of the text of the recording is printed verbatim with faithful renderings of Griffith's accent as heard on the recording; however, Griffith's original climactic description of "the awfullest fight that I have ever seen Well, friends, they commenced to move, and there wasn't so much that I could do but move with them. Griffith made an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in , in large part due to the popularity of the record.
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Retrieved 7 December — via www. Most of the text of the recording is printed verbatim with faithful renderings of Griffith's accent as heard on the recording; however, Griffith's original climactic description of "the awfullest fight that I have ever seen Retrieved from " https: Also, while the original recording makes no direct reference to a specific university as a setting for the game witnessed, the illustrations in the Mad version refer to both the Ivy League and University of Notre Dame.
It also shot into the Top 10 in the Billboard record charts, peaking at 9 in February The cheerleaders also seem to be rooting for Notre Dame.
Production [ edit ] At Griffith's request, Milton Alderfer who was only 19 at the timerecorded and produced the original master tape in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is track 1 from the album Just For Laughs that was released in It broke into the Top Ten of sas pop charts in We was agonna hold a tent service off at this college town. The duration of this song is Get stories, quizzes and discounts delivered to foptball inbox by signing up for our newsletter.
Griffith made an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show griffihhin large part due to the popularity of the record. At Griffith's request, Milton Alderfer who was only 19 at the timerecorded and produced the original master tape in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Inthe monologue was made into a short film. Be the first to leave a comment! Well, he says, "Come on out as quick as you can.
And we got thar about dinnertime on Saturday. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Just For Laughs According to Capitol Records' liner notes, the bit was recorded at an "insurance griffit in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The monologue is a description andu a college football game, as seen by a naive country preacher who attends the game by accident and is entirely puzzled by it. Believe it or not, MAD Magazine is about to celebrate its 65th anniversary.
And what I seen was this whole raft of people a-sittin' on these two banks and a-lookin at one another across this pretty little green cow pasture. The fellow is mesmerized by the strange, complex athletic spectacle and eventually susses out that "it's some kindly of anry contest where they see which bunchful of them men can take that punkin' and run…". And then I looked down there and I seen these pretty girls a-wearin' these little whzt short dresses and a-dancing around, and so I sit down and thought I'd see what it was that was a-gonna to happen.
Andy Griffith: “What It Was, Was Football”
Views Read Edit View history. Soon, after Colonial had sold nearly 50, copies of the record, Capitol Records took over distribution and ultimately sold nearlycopies. So, as you might imagine, the football uniforms look sharp.
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