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Fat Man
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Covington, Atlanta, Winston-Salem
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Bobbie Gentry .. Ode to Billy Joe

For us old folks:

"In its first week of release, “Ode” sold 750,000 copies, knocking “All You Need Is Love” out of the top spot on the Billboard chart. It stayed there for four weeks. The song won Gentry three Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist (she was the first Country artist to ever win in this category)."

Performing Songwriter


LSUballs
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RayVegas LA
Member since Feb 2008
24445 posts

re: Bobbie Gentry .. Ode to Billy Joe
Great song. I could sing it in it's entirety before I could talk. Or close to that anyway. Ode to Billy Joe and Patches by Clarence Carter Clarence Carter Clarence Carter oooh shite Clarence Carter. Thanks mom.


FightinTigersDammit
Northwestern St. Fan
Farmerville LA
Member since Mar 2006
9560 posts

re: Bobbie Gentry .. Ode to Billy Joe
It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty delta day......


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WeeWee
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wishing I was in death valley
Member since Aug 2012
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re: Bobbie Gentry .. Ode to Billy Joe
I love that song. I always wondered if she grew up in Greenwood why the song talks about the Carroll County picture show.


Grandparents lived in Greenwood, I caught alot fish on the Tallahatchie river back in the day.


H-Town Tiger
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re: Bobbie Gentry .. Ode to Billy Joe


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LSUTygerFan
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Homerun Village
Member since Jun 2008
33230 posts

re: Bobbie Gentry .. Ode to Billy Joe
quote:

Patches


thought you were going to say the Dickey Lee version. since the story ended the same way as ode to billy joe.


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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
41065 posts

re: Bobbie Gentry .. Ode to Billy Joe
The speculation about the story is interesting. One theory even has the narrator being male.


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