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Polk Salad Annie
Tony Joe White Lyrics


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 in the fields looks somethin' like a turnip green
And everybody calls it polk salad, polk salad
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 thats about all they had to eat, but they did all right

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)

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

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
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)

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: TONY WHITE, TONY JOE WHITE

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Rey Vallejo

one of the greatest songs ever still strong after all this years thank you tony joe white

Daniel Hancock

agreed!

Robin Alexander

Next to Rainy Night In Georgia another masterpiece he wrote

Reg Larson

it’s amazing how he wasn’t more well known...damn good music

R Y

It takes about 15 seconds to know that this is one guy I sure wish I had seen in live performance. RIP son.

Eddie Willeford

Back then I paid some big bucks to see this guy he's awesome

Dirk Evans

I did
Twice
BAD ASS!!!
100%

Z- Man

You and me both!!

leonard milne

heyu...its your uncle...megaflora...!!!!!! Im not sure ....italian accent? whata you thinkin? funny? ignorant? racist? let me know at i.. dont know where.

dawn parker

Who ever gave this the thumbs down don't have a clue about great music.

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