Shel Silverstein

(September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999 / Chicago/ Illinois)

A Boy Named Sue


Well, my daddy left home when I was three,
and he didn't leave much to Ma and me,
just this old guitar and a bottle of booze.
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  • Rookie Owen Akpelu Dureke (4/4/2014 4:30:00 AM)

    I like the humor of the poem. 'I am the man who called you Sue' is my favorite line! Mr. Cash uses slightly stronger words o his version Both make me laugh! ! ! Have A Nice Day (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gogo Amin (5/11/2013 10:46:00 PM)

    well sue m&m singer have a unique song too for barring mother from so so so so long, as if he was acting a part of play as you do... life goes on huh! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 16 Points Calico Jack (4/19/2012 7:41:00 PM)

    Love the poem, love the Cash song. Lighthearted, which is a nice change from all the morbid poetry around, methinks. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kalysta Barrett (1/30/2012 8:10:00 PM)

    johnny cash sings this also, with a few word different (Report) Reply

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