Ode to Billie Joe Karaoke - Molly Johnson

This title is a cover of Ode to Billie Joe as made famous by Molly Johnson

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In the same key as the original: C

Release date: 2008
Genres: Jazz, In English
Original songwriter: Gentry Bobbie

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Lyrics Ode to Billie Joe

It was the third of June another sleepy dusty
Delta day
I was out choppin' cotton and my brother was balin' hay
At dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat
And 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
Today Billie Joe
Jumped off the
Tallahatchie Bridge
And Papa said to Mama as he passed around the blackeyed peas
Well Billie Joe never had a lick of sense
Pass the biscuits please
There's five more acres in the lower forty
I got to plow
And Mama said it was a shame about Billie Joe
Seems like nothin' ever comes to no good up on Choctaw Ridge
And now Billie Joe
Jumped off the
Tallahatchie Bridge
And Brother said he recollected
When he and Tom and Billie Joe
Put a frog down my back at the Carroll County picture show
And wasn't I talkin' to him after Church last Sunday night
I'll have another piece of apple pie
You know it don't seem right
I saw him at the sawmill yesterday on Choctaw Ridge
And now you tell me
Billie Joe's jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge
And Mama said to me
Child, what's happened to your appetite
I've been cookin' all mornin'
You haven't touched a single bite
Nice young preacher
Brother Taylor dropped by today
Said he'd be pleased to have dinner on Sunday
Oh, by the way
He said he saw a girl that looked a lot like you
Up on Choctaw Ridge
And she and Billie Joe were throwing somethin' off the Tallahatchie Bridge
A year has come 'n' gone since we heard the news 'bout Billie Joe
And Brother married
Becky Thompson bought a store in Tupelo
There was a virus going 'round
Papa caught it died last Spring
And now Mama doesn't seem to wanna do much of anything
And me, I spend a lot of time pickin' flowers up on
Choctaw Ridge
And drop them in the muddy water
Off the Tallahatchie Bridge, yeah
Oh the Tallahatchie Bridge
Oh, muddy, muddy, muddy water
Off the Tallahatchie Bridge
Ooh, it was sleepy dusty, Delta Day
Mmh, mmh
Tallahatchie Bridge

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