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Joe Dassin Lyrics
"Polk Salad Annie"

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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 is from the album "Blue Country", "Folk & Jazzy", "Home-Made Ice Cream" and "Les Plus Belles Chansons".