Polk Salad Annie
Words:Tony Joe White
Music:Tony Joe White
Performed By:  Elvis Presley
Copyright:Unknown
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Transcribed by Cary Lichtman(?)
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(Intro riff, Bass and Guitar1)

Some of you all never been down South too much...
I' 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.

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Down in Louisiana
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Where the alligators grow so mean
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Lived a girl that I swear to the world
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Made the alligators look tame


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


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


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


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


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


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For once Polk salad Annie
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'Gators got your granny
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Everybody said it was a shame
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For the mama was working on the chain-gang


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Sock a little Polk salad to him
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You know what meets a meal mention
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You sock a little
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Hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah


(Intro riff Bass and Guitar 1)

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Chic a bon, chic a bon, chic a bon bon bon bon
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Chic a bon, chic a bon, chic a bon bon bon bon


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Sock a little Polk salad to him
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You know what meets a meal mention
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Sock a little Polk salad to him
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You know what meets a meal mention
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Chinc, chinc, chinc, chin, ling, ling ling
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