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Tune Req: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White

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Jeep man 30 Jun 01 - 10:26 PM
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Jon Freeman 01 Jul 01 - 12:26 AM
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Subject: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: Jeep man
Date: 30 Jun 01 - 10:26 PM

Can anyone direct me to a sound file or download of this oldie? Jeep


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Subject: RE: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: davidg
Date: 30 Jun 01 - 10:47 PM

You'll have an easier time finding it if you have the right info.. It's Polk Salad Annie and the singer was Tony Joe White. I don't know about things like downloads but it'll probably be easier to find with this.


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Subject: RE: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: Áine
Date: 30 Jun 01 - 10:52 PM

Here ya go, Jeep Man. This is kind of a 'funky' midi file, but it will give you an idea of the bass line at least. Let it play all the way through, though. And you do know that 'PSA' was a kinda 'talkin' blues' number, don't you? Well, click here and see what you think.

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: Jeep man
Date: 30 Jun 01 - 11:17 PM

I just had to answer you David. You stand in need of correction. Poke salad is a dish most favored in the South. I hae eaten it many times. The tender new leaves of the Poke plant are cooked with onions, scrambled eggs and lots of other stuff. Very Good. Jeep


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Subject: RE: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: Jeep man
Date: 30 Jun 01 - 11:21 PM

Thanks Aine, you are right. Now I remember that bass.

And yes, I am in and from the South. Jeep


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Subject: RE: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: Áine
Date: 30 Jun 01 - 11:28 PM

Hey Jeep Man,

Not knowin' what part of the South you hail from, I'm just hopin' that you consider Texas a 'southern' state ;-) I've eatin' my share of poke salad out of my mamaw's Victory Garden in Louisiana (Pineville - just outside of Alexandria), which grew next to the railroad tracks that my papaw drove a train on for almost half a century.

Mamaw used to cook up her poke salad with red onions and bacon, and we always had 'em with ham and mashed potatoes, or dirty rice and cornbread. Every time I heard 'Poke Salad Annie', it always put a smile on my face!

It's real good to hear from another Southerner!

All the best, Áine


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Subject: RE: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: davidg
Date: 30 Jun 01 - 11:35 PM

Well, then Jeep, Tony Joe(or his record company) spelled it wrong, not me. According to The Billboard book of Top 40 Hits, The All Music Book of Hit Singles, CDNOW.com and Amazon.com it's Polk. And if I'm lyin', may a gator get my granny.


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Subject: RE: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: Áine
Date: 30 Jun 01 - 11:44 PM

Dear davidg,

They must've spelled it that way 'cuz they're Yankees ;-)

I went searching on the 'Net and I found this great link, with a description of Pokeweed, the lyrics and the same midi file for the song, AND a recipe for POKE SALAD.

And FYI - Where I come from, 'Polk' is pronounced the same as 'Poke' . . .

All the best, Áine


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Subject: RE: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 30 Jun 01 - 11:47 PM

As suggested by Davidg, a search for Polk Salad Annie would yield a few results. here is one site with lyrics, mp3 and MIDI.

Jon (who just searched Google for "Salad Annie")


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Subject: RE: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: Sorcha
Date: 30 Jun 01 - 11:49 PM

Just always remember---the berries and grown up plants are poisonous.........only the shoots (baby plants) can be eaten. Polk is poke in southern Kansas, too. And it always sems to be "Poke-a" not "pol-a" (the dance/tune)

Is PokeMon relevant here......??? Sorry, I didn't think so.


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Subject: RE: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: davidg
Date: 30 Jun 01 - 11:58 PM

What are you Southern fokes talking about?


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Subject: RE: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: Áine
Date: 30 Jun 01 - 11:59 PM

Now dang it -- I don't care how ya'll spell it up north of the Red River; here are some bona fides for Poke Salad:

Poke Salad and Eggs

Poke Salad Lasagna

Poke Salat

Poke Salad Seed Kit

Scientific Stuff 'bout Poke Salad

A story from the East Texas Historical Society 'bout Poke Salad

Alternative Herb Info 'bout Poke Salad

So there ;-), Áine


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Subject: RE: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Jul 01 - 12:03 AM

yeah Aine and all of the rest of you!!! Here ya' are, jackassin' around like this is some kind of "original discussion here without ever checkin' to see what THE MUDCAT CAFE HAS TO SAY!!!

Like Bert says, "Everything I ever need to know I learned on the 'Cat."

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: Áine
Date: 01 Jul 01 - 12:17 AM

Yeah, yeah, yeah, 'Spaw -- I did my 'Cat (re)search and found that old thread -- but, it sounded like a bunch a Yankees fartin' in the breeze and I was downwind . . . ;-)

But, it's good to see you checkin' up on things around here again! Especially on songs about plants that give you the runs if you don't know how to cook 'em (or pronounce 'em, for that matter).

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 01 Jul 01 - 12:26 AM

Not being American and having no concern regarding what sounds like regional spelling differences, I would suggest that the song is now reffered to as "Phytolacca Americana Annie"

Jon


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Subject: RE: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 Jul 01 - 12:59 AM

Jon, you're nutso!! (grin) It's still Pokeweed. And wouldn't that be Aine instead of Annie? (giggle)


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Subject: RE: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Jul 01 - 01:07 AM

Yeah Jon....that'd screw the whole thing up and epecially the rhyme with annie as in "Gator got your Grannie.......Chomp.......Chomp"

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: Mudlark
Date: 01 Jul 01 - 02:58 PM

I lived in the NW Ark. woods for many years and picked, ate, and put up, a LOT of what was called in those parts, Poke Sallet. Picked young it was as good as spinach. Have always liked the song, especially the spoken line, preferably in a deep and sarcastic voice...."....said he had a bad back..."


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Subject: RE: Poke Salad Annie, Joe White
From: GUEST,Frogmore
Date: 01 Jul 01 - 04:22 PM

I know they're hard to find, but Tony Joe White did several outstanding LPs. Brook Benton certainly did a great reading of "Rainy Night in Georgia" but the original sure has it's charm too. TJW did some cool harp playing by the way.


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