Who Sang Polk Salad Annie? Elvis Presley

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Some other versions of "Polk Salad Annie"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Tony White, Tony Joe White
release date: 2005
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Rock & Roll/Pop Rock/Ballad
length: 4:58
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 thats 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, 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
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)



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Also Sprach Zarathustra
  • 2 See See Rider
  • 3 I Got A Woman
  • 4 Until It's Time For You To Go
  • 5 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
  • 6 You've Lost That Loving Feeling
  • 7 Polk Salad Annie
  • 8 What Now My Love
  • 9 Fever
  • 10 Love Me
  • 11 Blue Suede Shoes
  • 12 One Night
  • 13 All Shook Up
  • 14 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
  • 15 Heartbreak Hotel
  • 16 Hound Dog
  • 17 Love Me Tender
  • 18 Suspicious Minds
  • 19 Introductions
  • 20 My Way
  • 21 An American Trilogy
  • 22 Can't Help Falling In Love (Instrumental Closing)
  • 23 Little Sister / Get Back
  • 24 It's Over
  • 25 Proud Mary
  • 26 Never Been To Spain
  • 27 For The Good Times
  • 28 A Big Hunk O'Love
  • 29 Tiger Man

  • Album Information
    label: Follow That Dream Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 828767420929
    script: Latin