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kelli.
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kelli. asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicCountry · 1 decade ago

What's that song that talks about June 3rd and man jumping off a bridge?

It's by a women, it's real slow, sounds country, blue grass and it says how it's June 3rd and the family heard a man died, and talks about the kids working outside and the girl sees the man jump off the bridge.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Ode To Billy Joe - Bobbie Gentry

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think you're talking about Bobbie Gentry's Ode to Billy Jo. I always thought that was really depressing. It says, "Billy Jo McAllister jumped off the tallahatchie bridge." There was also a movie about this starring Robby Benson in the 70's. Quite dark and depressing.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ode to Bill Joe also Billy Jo Spears sang it in addition to Bobby Gentry

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    As the others have said it is "Ode to Billy Joe"

    "It was the third of June another sleepy dusty Delta day

    I was out choppin' cotton and my brother was a bailin' hay

    At dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat

    And mama hollered at the backdoor y'all remember to wipe your feet

    She said I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Wridge

    Today Billie Joe Macallister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZt5Q-u4crc

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ode to Billy Joe

  • 1 decade ago

    The song is Ode to Billy Joe.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yup, "Ode to Billy Joe" My son sings it at karaoke

    My youngest daughter always calls her older sister

    on the 3rd of June and they sing it. I have no

    clue how that started but, they have done it

    every year for many years.

    Now that it has come up, I have emailed her to ask

    her how it got started. *G*

  • 5 years ago

    I get it, but it's kinda hard to follow because you didn't identify the wives as being the wives of the englishman and scotsman.

  • 1 decade ago

    "Ode to Billy Joe" by Bobby Gentry......They made a movie about it also....

  • 1 decade ago

    "Ode To Billy Joe", by Bobbie Gentry is what you are looking for.

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