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Analysis and comments on A Boy Named Sue by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 27 of 137, added on May 15th, 2006 at 8:17 AM.

Im a very big fan of Jony Cash so I really enhoyed it.

Lucas from Canada
Comment 26 of 137, added on May 4th, 2006 at 11:26 AM.

I really like this poem however, I can't believe you changed the wrods from
" mother fucker" to "nut". You are changing a classic.
I didnt know Shel Silverstein had died!! I'm writng a schoo paper on him
and i found this so far the most informative. I may be only 14 but i can
appretiate the talents of those who posses it, Shel Siverstein did. I hope
more people can enjoy his work. This site is helping to pass on his stories
and let the children who didnt grow up in his time still grow up with his
stories, thank you.

Jesse from Canada
Comment 25 of 137, added on April 21st, 2006 at 9:14 AM.

I really thought this poem was cute! Espesially cuz it was made into a
song. Although "A Boy Named Sue" is a strange name for a poem. I love
Johnny Cash though.

Katelyn M from United States
Comment 24 of 137, added on April 17th, 2006 at 2:16 PM.

I also like Johnny Cash. My Grandmother has his records and I heard the
song and later I looked up the poem. Shel Silverstein is an awsome song
writter and now I listen to his songs all the time

Melissa from United States
Comment 23 of 137, added on March 27th, 2006 at 3:42 PM.

I love his poems and everything....BUT....i never knew that he died...lol
well jus thought that i'd leave a comment....byee oh yes i love johnny cash

Marissa from United States
Comment 22 of 137, added on March 25th, 2006 at 6:15 PM.

i grew up to johnny cah and im still quite young but no matter what his
song wll never get old.I am 13 years ld and I'm proud to admit that i love
all music includinggood old Johnny C. R.I.P.Johnny Cash and may your music
live on with peaceful notes.

Amber from United States
Comment 21 of 137, added on March 16th, 2006 at 12:34 PM.

This poem us awsoem i never knew that shel wrote it. Im a big fan of johnny
and not really reading poems but now im gonna read more of shels cause he
wrote this great one

Ethan Smith
Comment 20 of 137, added on March 13th, 2006 at 3:00 PM.

I found the other poem that Shel Silverstein wrote in relation to this one.
It's hilarious. No, this one wouldn't be in a children's book either.
http://www.banned-width.com/shel/works/boysuepa.htmlAlthough I found on
another website that the original word was "nut" instead of

Kristi from United States
Comment 19 of 137, added on February 11th, 2006 at 3:58 AM.

Yes, thats my name. People wonder if I am a girl or a boy if they don't
know me. I really like my name. Yes, it does make you tough.

Billie Sue Johnson from United States
Comment 18 of 137, added on February 10th, 2006 at 11:39 AM.

Now when you look at my name what comes to mind? Guy or girl? It depends on
who poeple know and their point of veiw. I personally don't know any guy
Taylor's, although I know there are some. I was given a unisex name and not
once have I ever thought about. A name is a name, it dosn't define who you
are. If my name was Bob, I would certainly try to hurt the one who gave it
to me. Shel puts a certain amount of information in a very understandable
and mabea even child like poem. Now, let me ask you, after you have read
this. Can you guess my age as well as my gender? I am 12 years old,

Taylor Smith from United States

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