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This version of "A Boy Named Sue" was recorded in front of a live audience.

The track is a comical song written by Shel Silverstein and performed by / singer Johnny Cash. It tells the first-person story of a boy named "Sue," whose father, before walking out of his life, named him that in order to make him strong. Unbeknownst to the, now, man, he meets his father and a barroom brawl ensues.

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  • Avatar for tuichgut
    super
  • Avatar for Lowbacca
    legendary recording off AT SAN QUENTIN
  • Avatar for Thonydef
    poor boy sue lol
  • Avatar for blaze1289
    Shel Silverstein wrote this. That just makes it so much more awesome in my book. Especially since Johnny Cash is the perfect person to perform a song like this.
  • Avatar for mandryka
    If I ever have a son, I think I'm gonna name him... Bill, or George, anything but Sue (I still hate that name!!!)!
  • Avatar for Taiteki
    \m/ MY NAME IS SUE! HOW DO YOU DO?! NOW YOU GONNA DIE!!! \m/
  • Avatar for nvime
    This is my shit! Johnny Cash? Yes Sir
  • Avatar for ati1978
    aye, sir!
  • Avatar for himay333
    One of my all time favorites. I still remember the awkward conversation 30 years ago - dad, what's a son of a bitch?
  • Avatar for chibinovachan
    MY NAME IS SUE HOW DO YOU DO?! (Now you're gonna die)

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I want you to uh, I want to a,
If you don't mind Carl, I'd like you to stay out and help us on some songs
I'd love to
One of the greatest guitar players as well as song writers and singers in Memphis

Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue Lyrics

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