Mudcat Café message #79701 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10942   Message #79701
Posted By: Rick Fielding
18-May-99 - 11:40 PM
Thread Name: Guns, to my friends here at Mudcat
Subject: RE: Guns, to my friends here at Mudcat
Never thought I'D say this, but could we get back to music for one question? What the hell WAS "Ode to Billy Joe" about? What were they flingin' off the Talahatchie Bridge? Was it his N.R.A. membership? If Richard is right, maybe it was his Judy Garland records. Heather says it was a baby, but surely even pop music wouldn't sink that low.
Poor Bobby Gentry, one hit and she joins the "never to be heard from again club".