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Who sang A Boy Named Sue?

Johnny Cash released the song A Boy Named Sue. Date of release: 1969.

Release date: 1969
Duration: 03:54
The story of the song ' A Boy Named Sue '

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The meaning of the song 'A Boy Named Sue ', based on the lyrics
What is A Boy Named Sue about?
🎶 A Boy Named Sue song analysis
The protagonist's father left him and his mother when he was little, but before that he called him Sue, which made his life very difficult. Sue became a hard man who wanted to kill his father for giving him that name. One day he found his father and fought with him, but his father told him that he called him Sue to make him strong, which made Sue understand him and call him pa.

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Johnny Cash - Short Biography

John R. Cash was a famous American country singer-songwriter who often incorporated themes such as heartbreak, moral tribulation, and redemption into his music. Known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice and his band Tennessee Three who accompanied him with frenzied guitar rhythms, Cash was a dynamic performer who stood out for his all-black stage attire, which earned him the nickname of "the man in black".
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"A Boy Named Sue" is a popular song written by Shel Silverstein and made famous by Johnny Cash. The song was recorded live at San Quentin State Prison in California for Cash's At San Quentin album in February 1969, and performed at Madison Square Garden later that year. The live version of the song became Cash's biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100, spending three weeks at number two in 1969. The song also topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Easy Listening charts and was certified gold by the RIAA.

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