What did Billie Joe throw off the Tallahatchie bridge?
Why did Billie Joe jump off the bridge?
Billy Joe and Bobbie Lee (the narrator) are both white and their relationship is never consummated, but Billy Joe jumps off the bridge after a drunken homosexual encounter.Jun 2, 2019
What's the story behind Tallahatchie bridge?
This song tells the story of the fictional Billie Joe McAllister, who kills himself by jumping off the Tallahatchie Bridge. There really is a Tallahatchie Bridge in Money, Mississippi, but Gentry made up the story. The Tallahatchie Bridge, which spans the Tallahatchie River, collapsed in 1972, but was later rebuilt.
What is the meaning behind Ode to Billy Joe?
Advertisement. "Ode to Billie Joe" by Bobbie Gentry is one of country's most impenetrable songs. Released in 1967, Gentry's odd composition tells the story of an unnamed narrator as she learns about the death -- presumably suicide -- of a local boy named Billie Joe McAllister during family dinnertime.Jul 26, 2021