A Boy Named Sue Song Lyrics

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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 A Boy Named Sue
  • 2 Everybody Loves a Nut
  • 3 Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart
  • 4 Smiling Bill McCall
  • 5 One Piece at a Time
  • 6 The One on the Right Is on the Left
  • 7 Oney
  • 8 Boa Constrictor
  • 9 Look at Them Beans
  • 10 The Chicken in Black


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Shel Silverstein
    album: Track 1 in album A Boy Named Sue and Other Story Songs
    release date: 1998-4-28
    popularity : 170 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    length: 3:48
    composer: Shel Silverstein
    lyricist: Shel Silverstein

    Album Information

    label: Sony Music Special Products
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin