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Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Roberta Lee Streeter. Submitted by: oldcountry

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Ode to Billie Joe""Ode" is never mentioned in the lyrics. The line most people remember is "Billie Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge" - Bob Borst

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Owed To Billie Joe""Ode To Billie Joe"Regina Haniger
"Ode To Billy Joel""Ode To Billy Joe"Paul Warren

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Where's The Party?," Madonna"Apartment 21," Bobbie Gentry
"Movies," Alien Ant Farm"Ode To Billy Joe," Bobbie Gentry
"Walking Through The Country," The Grass Roots"Sweet Country," Bobbie Gentry
"If You Leave Me Now," Chicago"I'll Never Fall In Love Again," Bobbie Gentry

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Sweet County" originally "Sweet Country"
Cheryl Jordan

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Ode To Billie Joel" originally "Ode To Billie Joe"
Not to be confused with a certain popular singer.
Candy Welty
"Ode To Billie Jose" originally "Ode To Billie Joe"
Now the person is multicultural? How nice.
"Node To Billie Joe" originally "Ode To Billie Joe"
Millie Verst
"Code To Billie Joe" originally "Ode To Billie Joe"
Fitting, as much as the song's meaning is debated.
Rachel Stedman
"Rode To Billie Joe" originally "Ode To Billie Joe"
Millie Verst

Change a Letter:

"Sweat Country" originally "Sweet Country"
Cheryl Jordan
"Tweet Country" originally "Sweet Country"
Cheryl Jordan
"Odd To Billie Joe" originally "Ode To Billie Joe"
Candy Welty
"Ode To Willie Joe" originally "Ode To Billie Joe"
Candy Welty
"Ode To Billie Moe" originally "Ode To Billie Joe"
Please note, the spelling is Billie, not Billy.


Sep 11
a parody of "Ode To Billie Joe" by Bobbie Gentry
An alien encounter in Mississippi, near where Billy Joe jumped off the Tallahatchee Bridge.
Vimeo: (MP4)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Ode to Billy Joe""Ode to Shirley June"Lionel Mertens
"Ode To Billie Joe""Ode To Democracy"aRot
"Ode to Billie Joe""Ode to Bridget Ann"Jeff in Richmond VA
"Ode to Billy Joe""Modes I Shrilly Blow"John A. Barry
"Ode To Billy Joe""Owed By Billy Joe (Twenty Years Later)"Airfarcewon
"Ode to Billie Joe""Ode to Billie Joe (Armstrong)"Chris864
"Ode to Billie Joe""Ode to V.P. Joe"TooMuchTime
"Ode To Billy Joe""Ode To Mary Jo (Kopechne)"Fiddlegirl and Tommy Turtle
"Ode to Billie Joe""Eau de Bilge Below"John A. Barry
"Ode To Billy Joe""Ode To Judge Greer And Jebya"Michael McVey

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Ode to Billie JoeGolden Gate Bridge Welcome CenterBob
Ode To Billy JoeSuicide Prevention LineDavid

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
   Grand Duchy
Ode To Billy Joe
   Bobbie Gentry
Geode To Billy Joe
Carolyn Morgenstern
Ode To Joy
Ode to Billy Joe
   Bobbie Gentry
Ode to Billy Joy

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Bobbie Boy Meets Gentry Girl
Bobbie Gentry combined with Boy Meets Girl
Submitted By: Donna Gelpigi

Misheard Lyrics:

"Ode to Billie Joe"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was out choco-chocolate
Original Lyrics:
I was out choppin' cotton
"Ode to Billie Joe"
Misheard Lyrics:
And throwin' men into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge...
Original Lyrics:
And drop them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge
Misheard Lyrics:
Here's your one chance, pappy, don't let me down
Original Lyrics:
Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down
"Ode to Billie Joe"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, Billy Joe never had a lick of sense; pass the hog jowls, please
Original Lyrics:
Well, Billy Joe never had a lick of sense; pass the biscuits, please
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Ode to Billie Joe"
Misheard Lyrics:
And throwin' men into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge...
Original Lyrics:
And drop them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge

Story about this misheard lyric by: Ken Harris

The whole story is dark with overtones of foul play or suicide, but all seems unclear. Listening to the end of the song on old 45 records sounded like she was offering a journal comment of her involvement in Billie Joe's demise. The family would play the end over and over to hear if she was throwing flowers ('them') or people ('men') off the bridge!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Beg Bony Tribe Submitted by: Evil Olive
Briny Beet Bog Submitted by: Evil Olive

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Mississippi Delta"
The Lyrics:
Down in the Mississippi Delta (also) In Biloxi on an overnight trip
The beachfront of Biloxi lies on the Mississippi Sound.
Submitted by: Kathy
"Ode To Billy Joe"
The Lyrics:
Brother married Becky Thompson;
They bought a store in Tupelo.
Tupelo is a city in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Perhaps it's major claim to fame is that it is the birthplace of Elvis Presley, but that has no obvious tie-in with this song. But since the song refers to a Tallahatchie bridge and there is a Tallahatchie River in northern Mississippi, this Mississippi city is surely what the song must refer to.
Submitted by: Natalie Snortman

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Toad Boo Jillie O." originally "Ode To Billie Joe"
Why would a toad boo Jillie O.?
Submitted by: Ron N. O'Connor
"Ode To Jilly Bo" originally "Ode To Billie Joe"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Bowed To Jillie O." originally "Ode To Billy Joe"
Submitted by: Nutmeg Ryan
"Ode To Libby Jo" originally "Ode To Billy Joe"
Another gender-changing spoonerism
Submitted by: Axl Sean

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Ode To Billy Joe"
The Lyrics:
Me, I spend a lot of time pickin' flowers up on Choctaw Ridge
Me, I tend a spot of lime flickin' powers up on Choctaw Ridge
Submitted by: Ashley Michelle McGowan

Lyrics Alliteration:

"Ode to Billie Joe"
The Lyrics:
Another sleepy, dusty, Delta day
The alliteration of three D's in the opening line tell you right off that this is going to be an incredible song.
Submitted by: Kathy

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Jennie Bob Tree originally "Bobbie Gentry"
Submitted by: Andrea Greenleaf
Jobbie Bentry originally "Bobbie Gentry"
Submitted by: Terror Reid

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Ode To Billie Joe"
dramatized the song's confusing plotline
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

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