Re: Meaning of "Ode To Billy Joe"
There's a movie that tells the story.
Robbie Benson starred in it.
The singer said she never knew why he jumped, so the movie is just one interpretation.
I forgot to put in the OP to not consider the movie since it takes many liberties with the song. And I also made the mistake in the spelling of the song. It should be "Ode To Billie
Joe." The movie uses Billy
instead. Bad way for me to start this thread.
Did I happen to mention, did I bother to disclose, this man we're seeking with a mole on his nose, I'm not sure of his clothes or anything else, except he's Chinese. A big clue by itself.
--David Addison, Moonlighting