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Who is Bobbie Gentry?

Bobbie Gentry is an American folk singer known for her song Ode to Billie Joe.

Born July 27, 1942
Age 80 years old

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“Euphemism is a euphemism for lying.”

On the meaning of her song 'Ode to Billie Joe' Quotes

“Everybody has a different guess about what was thrown off the bridge—flowers, a ring, even a baby. Anyone who hears the song can think what they want, but the real message of the song, if there must be a message, revolves around the nonchalant way the family talks about the suicide. They sit there eating their peas and apple pie and talking, without even realizing that Billie Joe’s girlfriend is sitting at the table, a member of the family.”

On the meaning of her song 'Ode to Billie Joe'

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“You've got a song you're singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you've got to make them think that you're one of them sitting out there with them too. They've got to be able to relate to what you're doing.”

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