A Boy Named Sue (live) Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

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My daddy left home when I was three
And he didn't leave much to ma and me
Just this old guitar and an empty bottle of booze
Now, I don't blame him cause he run and hid
But the meanest thing that he ever did
Was before he left, he went and named me "Sue"

Well, he must o' thought that is quite a joke
And it got a lot of laughs from a' lots of folk
It seems I had to fight my whole life through
Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head
I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named "Sue"

Well, I grew up quick and I grew up mean

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 I Walk The Line
  • 2 There You Go
  • 3 Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
  • 4 Guess Things Happen That Way
  • 5 The Ways of a Woman in Love
  • 6 What Do I Care
  • 7 Don't Take Your Guns To Town
  • 8 Ring Of Fire
  • 9 Understand Your Man
  • 10 The One On The Right Is On The Left
  • 11 Folsom Prison Blues (Live)
  • 12 Daddy Sang Bass
  • 13 A Boy Named Sue (Live)
  • 14 Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down (Live)
  • 15 Flesh And Blood
  • 16 One Piece At A Time
  • 17 There Ain't No Good Chain Gang duet with Waylon Jennings
  • 18 (Ghost) Riders In The Sky
  • 19 Highwayman with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson


  • credits


    album: Track 13 in album The Greatest: The Number Ones
    release date:
    popularity : 45 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues
    styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock

    Album Information

    label: Legacy
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 886919198027