Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billy Joe

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  1. selvo

    selvo New Member

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    Always wondered about the lyrics to this song.

    Bobbie Gentry
    Ode To Billy Joe

    Some things which have bothered my for years.

    Where the people in the song supposed to be black ? Bobbie Gentry was white.

    Is this hinting at them throwing a baby off a bridge ?

    The reason why Billie joe jumped off the bridge ?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I don't think it's anything that specific. The point is that she & Billie Joe were closer than they let on and people saw them together the day he died.

    With what they were dropping off the bridge, again I don't think it's really important. It's just illustrating that they were together. For all we know they might have been dropping sticks to have boat races. :dunno:
     
  3. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    This is what I think is the right answer:


    http://www.geocities.com/odetobobbiegentry/ghannah.htm

     
  4. selvo

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    hahahaha, the plot thickens, great song.
     

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