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Slice readers sing “Ode to Billie Joe”

Andrew Zahler / The Spokesman-Review

Recently, columnist Paul Turner asked readers of the Slice to leave a bit of singing on his voicemail if they recognized a reference to “the third of June” and “Billie Joe McCallister.” More than 70 identified those snippets from “Ode to Billie Joe” by Bobbie Gentry, a hit song in 1967. We’ve stitched together some of their efforts to re-create the first verse of the song.

Tags: Bobbie Gentry, Ode to Billie Joe, The Slice

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