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Analysis and comments on A Boy Named Sue by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 11 of 121, added on June 15th, 2005 at 11:56 AM.

Many times, I've listened to Johnny Cash do "A Boy Named Sue", had a laugh
and drove on. Not until today did I know that Shel had written the words.


Frank from United States
Comment 10 of 121, added on June 13th, 2005 at 12:30 PM.

i was realy suprised to see shel say mother fucker

Boom Wee from Israel
Comment 9 of 121, added on May 1st, 2005 at 12:07 PM.

this poem iz sooo freakn awesome!! its really funny! i luv shel

Nikki from Australia
Comment 8 of 121, added on April 14th, 2005 at 8:04 PM.

I really like this poem and song as well! I like it a lot! =)

- -*Jade from United States
Comment 7 of 121, added on April 4th, 2005 at 6:55 PM.

cute poem.., i think i kno why it wasnt in a kids book... i think...haha...

hana from United States
Comment 6 of 121, added on April 3rd, 2005 at 4:57 PM.

its one of my personal favorite songs and i cant believe it was written by
shell either..wow..

mike from United Kingdom
Comment 5 of 121, added on March 1st, 2005 at 8:29 PM.

good poem and song..intresting makes you think

BOO mE from United States
Comment 4 of 121, added on February 23rd, 2005 at 6:02 PM.

Theres always another way to look at things...

Comment 3 of 121, added on January 19th, 2005 at 12:21 PM.

WOW!!! I love Johnny Cash! And Shel Silverstein! I grew up hearing those
songs and poems! I can't belive Shel wrote one of Johnny's funniest (and
very meaningful) songs! That's really cool!

The Rooster Girl of Texas from United States
Comment 2 of 121, added on January 14th, 2005 at 5:17 AM.

There's more to it than meets the eye. At first glance it probably seems
funny but what it's really all about is the relationship between parent and
child. The parent sometimes (or maybe most of the times) does things that
the child can't understand, which to him would seem like the wrong thing to
do. But in reality, the parent did what he did because it's what he thought
would be best for the child. After all, parents only want what's good for
their children.

Hellur from Philippines

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Information about A Boy Named Sue

Poet: Shel Silverstein
Poem: A Boy Named Sue
Volume: sung by Johnny Cash
Year: 1969
Added: Apr 22 2004
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