Ode To Billie Joe Song Lyrics with Chords by (Bobbie Gentry)

Ode To Billie Joe is one of the most popular songs of the time. Ode To Billie Joe lyrics written by Bobbie Gentry. This song has sung by Bobbie Gentry

Singer Bobbie Gentry
Album Ode to Billie Joe
Released 1967
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Ode To Billie Joe Song Lyrics

It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day
I was out choppin’ cotton, and my brother was balin’ hay
And 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, Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge

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And papa said to mama, as he passed around the blackeyed peas
Well, Billy Joe never had a lick of sense; pass the biscuits, please
There’s five more acres in the lower forty I’ve got to plow
And mama said it was shame about Billy Joe, anyhow
Seems like nothin’ ever comes to no good up on Choctaw Ridge
And now Billy Joe MacAllister’s jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge

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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-a apple pie; you know, it don’t seem right
I saw him at the sawmill yesterday on Choctaw Ridge
And now ya tell me Billie Joe’s jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge

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And mama said to me, child, what’s happened to your appetite?
I’ve been cookin’ all morning, and you haven’t touched a single bite
That 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 Billy Joe was throwing somethin’ off the Tallahatchie Bridge

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A year has come and gone since we heard the news ’bout Billy Joe
And brother married Becky Thompson; they bought a store in Tupelo
There was a virus going ’round; papa caught it, and he died last spring
And now mama doesn’t seem to want to do much of anything
And me, I spend a lot of time pickin’ flowers up on Choctaw Ridge
And drop them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge…….

Ode To Billie Joe Song Chords


It was the third of June, another sleepy,

dusty, Delta day


I was out chopping cotton, and my


brother was bailing hay,

And at dinner time we stopped and walked

back to the house to eat.

And Momma hollered out the back door

“Y’all re – member …to wipe your feet!”


And then she said, I got some news this

mornin …from Choctaw Ridge

Today Billie Joe MacAllister jumped off

the Tallahatchie Bridge.


And Poppa said to Momma 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 Momma said it was shame …a – bout

Billie Joe any – how,


Seems like nothing ever comes to no good up

on Choctaw Ridge.

And now Billie Joe McAllister 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 a-nother piece of apple pie

You know, it don’t seem right.


I saw him at the sawmill yesterday up on

Choctaw Ridge.

And now you tell me Billie Joe’s jumped off

the Tallahatchie Bridge.


Momma said to me “Child” what’s happened

To your appe – tite

Why, I’ve been cookin’ all morning, and you


haven’t touched a single bite.


That 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 was throwing


Something off the Tallahatchie Bridge.


A year has come and gone since we heard the

News bout Billie Joe


Brother married Becky Thompson they


Bought a store in Tupe-lo,


There was a virus going round Poppa caught

it and he died last Spring. And now Momma

doesn’t seem to wanna do much…of

any -thing

And me, I spend a lot of time pickin

flowers up on Choctaw Ridge.

And drop them into the muddy water off the

Tallahatchie Bridge.

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