Billy joe was born on the kitchen floor, her dad wanted a boy so they named her Billy Joe.
I wanted a boy, were naming her Billy Joe so I can at least think shes a boy
And on top of the straining relationship between Billy Joe and her father, his farm just got declined due to the current drought and dust storms
Ma's been teaching Joe to play piano since she was young. Arley Wanderdale, a music manager that teaches her at her school invites her to local shows to show her talent
Your a very talented piano player im glad to give you some places to perform
Ma mistakes a bucket of kerosene for water and pours it on the stove Billie Jo, unaware of this, throws the flaming bucket of kerosene outside at the moment she returns, catching Ma on fire.
OH NO MOM!
A few days later, Ma dies giving birth to a baby boy, whom Daddy names Franklin
were going to name him Franklin!
although his own father died of skin cancer, Daddy chooses to ignore some spots that start showing up on his skin rather than get them treated. When Billie Jo realizes that he would rather die and abandon her than continue to face the future without Ma, she decides to leave home.