Carroll County, Tennessee:

 

 

And in Carroll County, Mississippi, Bobbie Gentry’s narrator had a frog stuck down her back at the picture show.

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P.S. Emmett Till was thrown from the Tallahatchie Bridge after being murdered in 1955. Bobbie Gentry recorded this song in 1967, vandals burned the bridge down in 1972, and in 1976, Robby Benson (remember him?) starred in the film Ode to Billy Joe. Pass the biscuits, please.

Bobbie Gentry crossing the Tallahatchie Bridge. Photo from Life Magazine, November, 1967.

Bobbie Gentry crossing the Tallahatchie Bridge. Photo from Life Magazine, November 1967.