It is one of the most intriguing song lyrics ever. I love Bobbie's very strong southern accent. I love the lyrics and her singing of small town life in Mississippi.
And let me add that she is very good looking "Southern girl" too!
I even remember a "made for TV" movie about this song. It did not do the song any justice! Bad movie! Don't watch it! Don't waste your time!
"Ode" was one of the biggest hits of the late 1960's and won Bobbie a bunch of awards. It is also # 419 in Rolling Stone's Top 500 songs of all time.
It also left a lot of us wondering about Billy Joe and why he jumped off the bridge. Why? Why did he do it? Who pushed him?
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