is a song performed by Keevy Hazelton
in the episode A Singer in Town
. Aunt Bee Taylor
and Clara Edwards
, who wrote the song, are unhappy with Hazelton's rock-and-roll arrangement. For the television broadcast, he performs it as a slow ballad.
The song was actually written by Earle Hagen, the head composer for The Andy Griffith Show.
My hometown is the greatest place I know
Where the neighbors I find are gentle and kind
And the living easy and slow
My hometown is the only place to be
Here the worries are small and the kids grow tall
And strong and healthy and free
It's my hometown, my hometown