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  • Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe

    Bobbie Gentry has written one of the most talked about songs of the century. The mystery endures: what DID Billie Joe throw off the Tallahatchie Bridge?

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    • Kit Laughlin from On Board Anika J, Qld, AustraliaSuch an interesting perspective. I had not heard of "Southern Gothic style" until now, but this resonates with many other things, for me. Thank you. And, perhaps the more important thing: how good is Bobby Gentry's singing! Simple, and we all know simple is hard. She is amazing.
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  • Galway Bay, Ireland Doctor Arthur Colahan - Galway Bay

    Bing Crosby's classic ode to the Emerald Isle.

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  • Limestone, Tennessee Bill Hayes - The Ballad of Davy Crockett

    Limestone, Tennessee, is where you can find a replica of Davy Crockett's actual cabin! But you'll likely never hear the Supremes' recording of his ballad.

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