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Ode To Billie Joe

Lyrics

It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day
I was out choppin' cotton, and my brother was balin' hay
And at dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat
And mama hollered out the back door, "y'all, remember to wipe your feet!"
full lyrics
It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day
I was out choppin' cotton, and my brother was balin' hay
And at dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat
And mama hollered out the back door, "y'all, remember to wipe your feet!"
full lyrics

Features of This Track

mellow rock instrumentation
country influences
blues influences
great lyrics
repetitive melodic phrasing
demanding instrumental part writing
use of a string ensemble
extensive vamping
acoustic sonority
major key tonality
an emotional female lead vocal performance
a gravelly female vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
emphasis on instrumental arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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This is one of the songs I remember most from my childhood. It was just so different and haunting.

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