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Bobbie Gentry Songs - Ode to Billie Joe, All I Have to Do Is Dream, Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, Let It Be Me, Fancy (Paperback) Loot Price: R196
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Bobbie Gentry Songs - Ode to Billie Joe, All I Have to Do Is Dream, Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, Let It Be Me, Fancy...
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Bobbie Gentry Songs - Ode to Billie Joe, All I Have to Do Is Dream, Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, Let It Be Me, Fancy (Paperback)

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Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Chapters: Ode to Billie Joe, All I Have to Do Is Dream, Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, Let It Be Me, Fancy, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Little Green Apples. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 38. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: "Ode to Billie Joe" is a 1967 song written and recorded by Bobbie Gentry, a singer-songwriter from Chickasaw County, Mississippi. The single, released in late July, was a number-one hit in the United States, and became a big international seller. The song is ranked #412 on Rolling Stone's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time." The recording of "Ode to Billie Joe" generated eight Grammy nominations, including three wins for Gentry and one win for arranger Jimmie Haskell. This song is a first-person narrative that reveals a quasi-Southern Gothic tale in its verses by including the dialog of the narrator's family at dinnertime on the day that "Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge." Throughout the song, the suicide and other tragedies are contrasted against the banality of everyday routine and polite conversation. The song begins with the narrator and her brother returning, after morning chores, to the family house for dinner. After cautioning them about tracking in dirt, "Mama" says that she "got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge" that "Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge," apparently to his death. Tallahatchie River bridge at the Lafayette-Marshall county line in MississippiAt the dinner table, the narrator's father is unsurprised at the news and says, "Well, Billie Joe never had a lick o' sense; pass the biscuits, please" and mentions that there are "five more acres in the lower forty I got to plow." Although her brother seems to be taken aback ("I saw him at t...http: //booksllc.net/?id=522070

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2010
First published: October 2010
Editors: Books Group
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 40
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-21067-3
Barcode: 9781156210673
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-156-21067-4

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