“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.” #Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory, Tony Joe. This shot is the last time I saw him, just 6 weeks ago at BMI’s Americana Festival kick-off party. 💔 #RIPTonyJoeWhite #TonyJoeWhite #watermoccasin #polksaladannie #rainynightingeorgia #icon #BMI #BMIROTR