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?
Nancy from GeorgiaI can't believe that nobody has looked at part of the lyrics more closely. In the verses where she refers to her brother, it's with a lower case "b". When she talks about "Brother married Becky Johnson, they bought a store in Tupelo"; notice the uppercase "B". Ther also an uppercase "B" when the mother referred to the preacher "Brother Taylor". I believe she is saying that the preacher "Brother" was actually the one who married Becky Johnson. Of course, this is my interpretation. I could be wrong. Only Bobbie Gentry knows.