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June 3rd. Billie Joe. Tallahatchie Bridge.

by favepeep on June 3, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


"It was the third a June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day..." These evocative lyrics pop into my head every year on this date.

"Ode to Billie Jone," was the subject of a lot of speculation as to whether it was about a real person and/or what the lyrics meant. The song is a haunting one to be sure.

"And me, I spend a lot of time pickin' flowers up on Choctaw Ridge, and drop them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge

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