Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:14:23
Mayberry fans know “Good Ole 14-A” or “Welcome Sweet Springtime” as Barney identified it in the episode “Barney and the Choir” (#52) but do you know the history of the melody of that Mayberry ballad.
Two Chairs crack staff…okay, it was Allan since I’m the entire staff…..found out the history of this beautiful song just this past weekend and you’ll find out the rest of the story if you listen to this episode.
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- Anton Rubinstein Melody in F – Russian composer and concert pianist Anton Rubinstein. Although Rubinstein was a prolific composer, the only piece of his to be found in today’s classical piano books is the Melody In F.
- Swinging melody in F – This is a version of 14a, the music anyway, that would have Gomer and Mary Grace up and dancing.
- Ragging Rubinstein’s Melody in F Ukulele – Check out this ukulele version.
- Anton Rubinstein – To learn more about the man who wrote this piece of music that brings a smile to Mayberry fans everywhere, visit Wikipedia.
- Lyrics to Good Ole 14-A – “Welcome Sweet Springtime” lyrics.
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