Wednesday, 4 January 2006

Polk Salad Annie


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 talking about. Down there we have a plant, that grows out in the woods and the fields, looks somethin' like a turnip green. Everybody calls it Poke salad. Poke salad. Used to know a girl that lived down there and she'd go out in the evenings and 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
There lived a girl that I swear to the world
Made the alligators look tame
Poke salad Annie, poke salad Annie
Everybody said it was a shame
Cause her mama was working on the chain-gang (A mean, vicious woman)
Everyday 'fore supper time
She'd go down by the truck patch
And pick her a mess o' polk salad
And carry it home in a tote sack
Poke salad Annie, 'gators got you granny
Everybody said it was a shame
'Cause her mama was aworkin' 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
Poke salad Annie, the gators got your granny
Everybody said it was a shame
Cause her mama was a working' on the chain gang (Sock a little polk salad to me, you know I need a mess of it)

6 comments:

  1. FINALLY!

    You've gone mad and taken Elvis with you.

    If only he'd lived long enough to know about kudzu...

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  2. lol @ colo. dr. soon the globe is gonna be the god damn kudzu farm of the solar system!

    Dan,
    huh?

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  3. Elvis is one of my favourite artists.

    This is one of my favourite Elvis songs.

    That is all.

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  4. Daniel- I do know what poke salad is.... except they pronounce it as "poke salat" in the South. Don't really know why... but think it had to do with ebonics here.

    Kudzu has been around many years... so no doubt Elvis knew about it.

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