Saturday, May 16, 2009

Bobbie's Billie

I think "Ode to Billie Joe" is one of the best songs ever written.

I love singing it. I adore the 7th chords that run through the whole thing -- the perfect complement to Bobbie Gentry's lyrics that tell a story filled with unresolved details.

An article in Performing Songwriter magazine tells a bit about what became of Gentry and The Story Behind the Song

And Bobbie Gentry singing it oh-so nicely:

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