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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 that's 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, take 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)

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Written by: Tony Joe White

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Yazbit

Now some of y'all never been down South too much
I'm gonna tell you a little bit about this
So that you'll understand
What I'm talking about

Down there we have a plant that grows out
In the woods and the fields
Looks somethin' like a turnip green
Everybody calls it Polk salad, Polk salad, huh
Used to know a girl that 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
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 mama was working on a chain-gang
A mean, vicious woman

Now, everyday 'fore supper time
She'd go down by the truck patch
And pick her a mess o' Polk salad
And carry it home in a tote sack

Polk salad Annie
The gators got you granny
(Chomp, chomp, chomp)
Everybody said it was a shame
Cause her mama was a-workin' on a 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
(Woo hoo)
Everybody said it was a shame
'Cause her mama was a-working on a chain gang

Sock a little Polk salad to me
Know I need a mess of it
Ooh, good God
Got to have me



All comments from YouTube:

Shade Tree

To have music like this now would b insane. Today’s young’uns wouldn’t believe we had the best music ever. Hands down

Adrian Carter

Very true - fantastic musicianship rather than a soulless synthesiser

R Young

I totally agree!!! 70s music rules!
RIP Ronnie "The hawk" Hawkins

doph dophung

sounds engineers also, especially on this one

TheSnoopindaweb

@William Leggett Us "Yankees" do actually know of Tony and have ever since the 1970s. Yup‼ G-G 🥾👖👕👑🎸🎼🎶🎼🎙🎤📀📀📀📀📀🎗🎉🎊🏅🏆💐🌹🌻🌼🌷💐🤔🤨😄😁🤠😸🙈🙉🙊💫👉👍👌👀👀

William Leggett

oh man to have such loyal people from the south. go united states 🇺🇸 worth fighting for.

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Tony Joe White's level of coolness is off the charts!!!

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No argument!

Kelly Hays

You know it Brother!!!!!

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Ohhh yeeehhhh. 👍❤

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