They went into the woods and eventually ended up kissing and making out.

It would also be worth mentioning in your article that Bobbie Gentry was awarded the ' Grammy Hall Of Fame' award for Ode to Billie Joe in 1999.

That much is pretty clear from the first two and a half verses. The entry quotes the existence of a 7 minute long version as fact, but there seems to be little evidence for this - and it would seem remarkable that it has never been made public.
( ignoring Dickenson, Plath, Sexton, Rich and many others) It's telling that after Joni Mitchell, Carol King, and hundreds of talented women singer-songwriters that this stigma ,in any form, might still exist . The movie isn't currently available through Netflix, so I can't rent it to see if it makes any unambiguous claims about its historicity.

As a white male raised in the South during the time period of this song, I can say that Billie Joe could NOT have been a black boy. I'd like to get the lyrics too. It was much better (to me) than the original. Does anyone know who is responsible for the string arrangement on this record?

One of these, a Bobbie original called Show Off was an outtake from the Ode To Billie Joe sessions.

The original was titled, "The Day that Jubilee the Barrister Jumped Off of Kelli Hatch's Fridge.". This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Ode to Billie Joe article.

The day that Billy Jo McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge, 173.68.62.133 (talk) 22:28, 25 July 2012 (UTC), Further to this discussion, podcaster Tyler Mahan Coe recently mentioned the fabled longer version in the Bobbie Gentry episode of his podcast "Cocaine & Rhinestones". No special action is required regarding these talk page notices, other than regular verification using the archive tool instructions below. Definitely not a lesbian thing. She felt betrayed by both the music industry and by Raucher and Baer, and over the next few years it had a huge affect on her.

Some of the speculation in "The story" section does not square with the realities in the lyrics. Here are the missing verses: ODE TO BILLIE JOE Written and recorded by Bobbie Gentry, 1967 1. The new verse goes like this (the transcription is mine, but the printing is very clear): People don't see Sally Jane in town anymore

That or the added length was instrumental breaks or alternate interpretation of the words which is possible too. I'm moving the entire speculation section from the article as well as a paragraph from the Recording section because there are no references and some of it seems to be original research.

I was out choppin' cotton an' my brother was bailin' hay, And at dinner time we stopped an' walked back to the house to eat, An' Mama hollered out the back door, "Y'all remember to wipe your feet," And then she said, "I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge.

Capitol Records knew the song would never get airplay due to the length of it, and also because of it's very dark tone, and had the song heavily edited. In the summer of 1967 country singer Bobbie Gentry (b. The story behind Ode To Billie Joe is a big part of why Bobbie's marriages didn't last long. If you do object, please state your objection here. She wrote both Ode to Billie Joe and Fancy as short stories before setting them to music. In the movie, the boy committed suicide after being raped by a friend of his family. He also commented that producer Kelly Gordon reportedly trimmed the song down from a longer original version of about 7 minutes. You can conjecture that they killed someone, threw him off the bridge, and Billie Joe disappeared and was assumed to be the body that washed up. -- Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.95.43.249 (talk) 01:07, 22 April 2017 (UTC).
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The lovers bagged his body and threw it off a bridge on their way out of town. Later that evening, sometime after dinner, William came to pick up Bobbie in his father's truck to drive them to a church social where Bobbie played piano during gospel sing alongs. The first verse that dealt with Anne's death, but only mentioned her not being seen in town, was removed, and five verses from the end that told the rest of the story were removed.

Why are the LP and song on the same page?

This message is updated dynamically through the template {{sourcecheck}} (last update: 15 July 2018). It was the third o' June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day.

It's a good song that tells an intriguing story, yes -- but Bobbie Gentry's Ode To Billie Joe is also missing a key detail.

Larry Shayne Publishing claimed over a 100 worldwide covers of the song in the late 70's and over 30 million in record sales.

They are just noise in the article; they don't improve it. It was a great song, and this mystery just compounded its appeal. -- Random visitor browsing through” Dbreyna (talk) 19:26, 15 July 2020 (UTC), STUPENDOUS work Obviously a great deal of work involved here! The people in town believed the story, and eventually William raping Anne was added to the story, and felt that Bobbie's father was in his right to do what he did to William and justice had been served. Can some one explain why Billie Joe is dead if she and Billie Joe were seen throwing someone else off? I love everything about this page, and I remember the song, the movie, the artist. But that doesn't explain what they were throwing off the bridge.

There is a subtle sexist text to the question of true authorship.

Album cover art for 'Ode To Billie Joe,' and a publicity portrait of Bobbie Gentry. Seeing him coming, Simmons grabbed a kitchen knife and jumped atop the counter and then onto the top of the refrigerator that stood by the door. In over 40 years, that has never occurred. He arrived before the pair had left and headed in through the back porch door adjoining the kitchen. ( the Gentry single alone was #3 for the year) The Gentry and Curtis singles sold a combined 3 million copies, the other four charting covers of 1967 sold over 300,000 singles. While the last five verses mentioned the father and grandfather confronting William/Billie Joe, they left out the beating and throwing him off the bridge, and left it at William committing suicide out of shame for what he did to Anne (named Sally Jane in the song), but the verses alluded to the real truth stating that no one really knew if William/Billie Joe jumped from the bridge or was thrown. In the late 1960s, the United States was in the throes of a cultural uproar. Future rock&roll hall of fame artist, King Curtis, took his stunning instrumental version of O.T.B.J to #6 r&b, and #26 pop in the fall of 1967.

But what exactly happens is mysterious. Billy Joe was driving and a small child ran out in front of the car and was killed.

'N' brother said he recollected when he an' Tom an' Billie Joe Put a frog down my back at the Carroll County picture show, An' wasn't I talkin' to him after church last Sunday night? There's a lot o' speculatin', she's not actin' like she did before 3.

The part that was cut supposedly explains the mystery of “the bridge” a little more. She deliberately donated only the first page of the full lyrics of the song to the University of Mississippi because she felt that, after how the story had been treated in the past, no one deserved to know the full story.

There was a virus goin' 'round, Papa caught it, an' he died last spring, An' now Mama doesn't seem to want to do much of anything, An' me, I spend a lot o' time pickin' flowers up on Choctaw Ridge An' droppin' 'em into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge. Her second marriage ended because of the nightmares she still had from her childhood, and how it affected her. I can't remember them exactly, but the way it goes, the family discusses Billie Joe's death over dinner with all the empathy you'd show for a beef steer that's been butchered, and wonder why she's not eating.

Not finding Jubilee in his office the Klansmen split up to search for him and John Hatch went to his daughter's, presumably to beat her or possibly worse. I can't remember them exactly, but the way it goes, the family discusses Billie Joe's death over dinner with all the empathy you'd show for a beef steer that's been butchered, and wonder why she's not eating.
If someone else had written it, they would have challenged Miss. Young people were experiencing with alternative lifestyles and mind-altering drugs; many losing their lives as a result of overdosing.

At the time they met Bobbie was 9 and William was 16, but William had developmental issues and was said to have the mind of a 6 or 7 year old.

Violent public and political demonstrations were cropping up around the country. Most obvious, is the song is written from the perspective of a young girl ,not a male. In 2000 a cd compilation called Ode to Bobbie Gentry contained a couple of previously unreleased recordings, although they were not listed as such on the sleeve. It rivaled his smash ' Memphis Soul Stew' as his biggest hit ever and sold about 750,000 singles.

Is that really a true or 'told for truth' story?

—Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.181.247.149 (talk) 17:46, 22 July 2009 (UTC), There's a lyric that says in reference to Billie Joe, "wasn't i talking to "him" after church last Sunday night". They told the owner of the saw mill what had happened the night before and the mill owner allowed them to take William away with them. William was crying and freaking out, and Bobbie also began crying and freaking out. The original short stories are housed at the University of Mississippi with all her other papers. The lyrics to the song told a story that was mysterious, fascinating and a little eerie. Or a few other guesses could be made, but what is it supposed to mean?

They went into the woods and eventually ended up kissing and making out.

It would also be worth mentioning in your article that Bobbie Gentry was awarded the ' Grammy Hall Of Fame' award for Ode to Billie Joe in 1999.

That much is pretty clear from the first two and a half verses. The entry quotes the existence of a 7 minute long version as fact, but there seems to be little evidence for this - and it would seem remarkable that it has never been made public.
( ignoring Dickenson, Plath, Sexton, Rich and many others) It's telling that after Joni Mitchell, Carol King, and hundreds of talented women singer-songwriters that this stigma ,in any form, might still exist . The movie isn't currently available through Netflix, so I can't rent it to see if it makes any unambiguous claims about its historicity.

As a white male raised in the South during the time period of this song, I can say that Billie Joe could NOT have been a black boy. I'd like to get the lyrics too. It was much better (to me) than the original. Does anyone know who is responsible for the string arrangement on this record?

One of these, a Bobbie original called Show Off was an outtake from the Ode To Billie Joe sessions.

The original was titled, "The Day that Jubilee the Barrister Jumped Off of Kelli Hatch's Fridge.". This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Ode to Billie Joe article.

The day that Billy Jo McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge, 173.68.62.133 (talk) 22:28, 25 July 2012 (UTC), Further to this discussion, podcaster Tyler Mahan Coe recently mentioned the fabled longer version in the Bobbie Gentry episode of his podcast "Cocaine & Rhinestones". No special action is required regarding these talk page notices, other than regular verification using the archive tool instructions below. Definitely not a lesbian thing. She felt betrayed by both the music industry and by Raucher and Baer, and over the next few years it had a huge affect on her.

Some of the speculation in "The story" section does not square with the realities in the lyrics. Here are the missing verses: ODE TO BILLIE JOE Written and recorded by Bobbie Gentry, 1967 1. The new verse goes like this (the transcription is mine, but the printing is very clear): People don't see Sally Jane in town anymore

That or the added length was instrumental breaks or alternate interpretation of the words which is possible too. I'm moving the entire speculation section from the article as well as a paragraph from the Recording section because there are no references and some of it seems to be original research.

I was out choppin' cotton an' my brother was bailin' hay, And at dinner time we stopped an' walked back to the house to eat, An' Mama hollered out the back door, "Y'all remember to wipe your feet," And then she said, "I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge.

Capitol Records knew the song would never get airplay due to the length of it, and also because of it's very dark tone, and had the song heavily edited. In the summer of 1967 country singer Bobbie Gentry (b. The story behind Ode To Billie Joe is a big part of why Bobbie's marriages didn't last long. If you do object, please state your objection here. She wrote both Ode to Billie Joe and Fancy as short stories before setting them to music. In the movie, the boy committed suicide after being raped by a friend of his family. He also commented that producer Kelly Gordon reportedly trimmed the song down from a longer original version of about 7 minutes. You can conjecture that they killed someone, threw him off the bridge, and Billie Joe disappeared and was assumed to be the body that washed up. -- Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.95.43.249 (talk) 01:07, 22 April 2017 (UTC).

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