Where Is Bobbie Gentry? Lyrics

by Jill Sobule

Out in the desert where the sun slowly cures deep brown
She's got a little shack, a pickup truck
Parked out on the edge of town
It's just what I imagined, no one knows where she'd be
Maybe she's in heaven passing black-eyed peas

Where is Bobbie Gentry?
Where is Bobbie Gentry?

Up in Alaska, Hollywood, or maybe in Japan
I bet that she's still beautiful, goes barefoot everywhere she can
Does she still play guitar or write a song or two?
Maybe that was over; she's got better things to do

Where is Bobbie Gentry?
Where is Bobbie Gentry?

If I could just find you
I would love you, then I'd leave you alone
If I could just find you
I would love you and I'd leave you alone
Alone
(Whoo)

In 1967, Bobbie made it on the Billboard charts
Then ten years later, disappeared and broke everybody's heart
Does she ever go to Choctaw?
Ever go back on that ridge?
Well, I was the baby who was thrown off the Tallahatchie Bridge
Well, I was the baby who was thrown off the Tallahatchie Bridge (Where is Bobbie Gentry?)

Where is Bobbie Gentry?

B-O-double B-I-E G-E-N-T-R-Y
B-O-double B-I-E G-E-N-T-R-Y

Where is Bobbie Gentry?
Where is Bobbie Gentry?
Where is Bobbie Gentry?
Here it comes
Where is Bobbie Gentry?