Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie Lyrics
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    Polk Salad Annie

    [Spoken Introduction]
    Umm!
    If some of ya'll never been down south too much
    I'm gonna tell you a little bit about this
    So that you'll understand what I'm talkin' about
    Down there we have a plant that grows out in the woods
    And the fields looks somethin' like a turnip green
    And ev'rybody calls it polk salad, polk salad
    Umm!
    Used to know a girl lived down there
    And she'd go out in the evenings and pick her a mess of it
    Carry it home and cook it for supper
    'Cause that's about all they had to eat, they did all right

    [Song]
    Down in Louisiana
    Where the alligators grow so mean
    There lived a girl that I swear to the world
    Made the alligators look tame
    Polk salad Annie, polk salad Annie
    Everybody said it was a shame
    'Cause her momma was a-workin' on the chain gang
    (A mean, vicious woman) Umm!

    Every day 'for suppertime, she'd go down by the truck patch
    And pick her a mess of polk salad, and carry it home in a tote sack
    Polk salad Annie, the gators got your granny, chomp, chomp, chomp, chomp
    Everybody says it was a shame
    'Cause her momma was a workin' on the chain gang
    (A wretched, spiteful, straight-razor totin' woman, heh-heh)
    (Lord, have mercy, pick a mess of it)

    Umm!
    Her daddy was lazy and no 'count, claimed he had a bad back
    All her brothers were fit for was stealin' watermelons
    Out of my truck patch
    Polk salad Annie, the gators got your granny, whoa ooh-hoo
    Everybody said it was a shame
    'Cause her momma was a-workin' on the chain gang

    (Sock a little polk salad to me
    You know I need me a mess of it)
    Ooh, ooh, ooh
    Good God
    Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
    Umm, umm, umm, umm, umm!
    Got to have me
    Ate her up, heh

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