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    Tony Joe White / Lyrics

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    "Polk Salad Annie" Lyrics

    Tony Joe White

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    Some of you all never been down South too much...
    I'm gonna tell you a little story
    So you'll understand where I'm talking about
    Down there we have a plant that grows out in the woods and the fields
    and it looks something like a turnip green.
    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 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
    Lived a girl that I swear to the world, made the alligators look tame

    Polk salad Annie, 'gators got your granny
    Everybody said it was a shame
    For the mama was working on the chain-gang
    What a mean, vicious woman

    Everyday before 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, 'gators got you granny
    Everybody said it was a shame
    'Cause the mama was working on the chain-gang
    Whoo, how wretched, dispiteful, straight-razor totin' woman
    Lord have mercy.

    Sock a little Polk salad to him, yeah, you know what, yeah, yeah

    But 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 said it was a shame
    For the 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
    Chic a bon, chic a bon, chic a bon bon bon bon
    Chic a bon, chic a bon, chic a bon bon bon bon
    Sock a little Polk salad to him, you know what meets a meal mention
    Sock a little Polk salad to him, you know what meets a meal mention
    Chinc, chinc, chinc, chin, ling, ling ling.
    This song was submitted on June 14th, 2010 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Tony White, Tony Joe White.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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