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    "Polk Salad Annie" Lyrics

    Joe Dassin

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    (Tony Joe White)

    Now for those of you've never been down the Tony Joe White country
    Never been at South...
    I'll tell you a little bit about it so
    But you can't understand what is this I'm talking about, yeah
    Down there they got a plant grows out in the woods and the fields
    Grows up a long side the rocks and the trees
    And everybody calls it Polk salad. Now that's Polk salad.
    Used to know a girl that lived down there and
    She'd go out in the evenings to pick herself a little bit of it...
    Carry it home and cook it for supper
    'Cause that's about all they had to eat, they did all right.

    I said down in Louisiana, where the alligators grow so mean
    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
    For the mama was working on the chain-gang
    She was a mean, vicious woman

    Everyday before suppertime, she'd go down by the truck patch
    And pick herself a mess of Polk salad and carry it home in a tote sack

    Polk salad Annie, 'gators got you granny
    Everybody said it was a shame
    Because her mama was working on the chain-gang
    Whoo, how wretched, despiteful, straight-razor totin' woman
    Now, give me some Polk salad. Give me some.

    Her daddy was a lazy and a no-count claimed he had a bad back
    All her brothers were fit for was stealing watermelons out of my truck

    For once Polk salad Annie, 'gators got your granny
    Everybody thought it was a shame
    Because her mama was working on the chain-gang

    Sock a little Polk salad to him, you know what meets a meal mention
    You sock a little, hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah.
    This song was submitted on June 14th, 2010 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Thanks to Olivia_Ka for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Tony White, Tony Joe White.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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