I remember when that song came out. All of us boys were just knocked out of our socks. We all tried to do the song, and tried to do the auction spiels. I don't remember that any of us were worth a damn at it; actually almost all of us were rather absurdly bad! I believe that everyone in our community enjoyed the song. He had other songs after that, but never attained anything like the success that he did with "The Auctioneer".
If I recall correctly, he wrote the song while overseas.
Tear it up Orville!