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A Boy Named Sue By Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue Chords (Capo 1)

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A Boy Named Sue Chords/Lyrics/Verse

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

A Boy Named Sue Chords/Lyrics/Verse 2

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

A Boy Named Sue Chords/Lyrics/Verse 3

A
Well, I grew up quick and I grew up mean,
D
My fist got hard and my wits got keen,
E                                                               A
I'd roam from town to town to hide my shame.
A
But I made a vow to the moon and stars
D
That I'd search the honky-tonks and bars
E                                                                    A
And kill that man who gave me that awful name.

A Boy Named Sue Chords/Lyrics/Verse 4

A
Well, it was Gatlinburg in mid-July
D
And I just hit town and my throat was dry,
E                                                          A
I thought I'd stop and have myself a brew.
A
At an old saloon on a street of mud,
D
There at a table, dealing stud,
E                                                                  A
Sat the dirty, mangy dog that named me "Sue."

A Boy Named Sue Chords/Lyrics/Verse 5

A
Well, I knew that snake was my own sweet dad
D
From a worn-out picture that my mother'd had,
E                                                                   A
And I knew that scar on his cheek and his evil eye.
A
He was big and bent and gray and old,
D
And I looked at him and my blood ran cold
E                                                 A
And I said: "My name is 'Sue!' How do you do!

Now you gonna die!!"

A Boy Named Sue Chords/Lyrics/Verse 6

A
Well, I hit him hard right between the eyes
D
And he went down, but to my surprise,
E                                                                               A
He come up with a knife and cut off a piece of my ear.
A
But I busted a chair right across his teeth
D
And we crashed through the wall and into the street
E                                                                                   A
Kicking and a' gouging in the mud and the blood and the beer.

A Boy Named Sue Chords/Lyrics/Verse 7

A
I tell ya, I've fought tougher men
D
But I really can't remember when,
E                                                                A
He kicked like a mule and he bit like a crocodile.
A
I heard him laugh and then I heard him cuss,
D
He went for his gun and I pulled mine first,
E                                                                      A
He stood there lookin' at me and I saw him smile.

A Boy Named Sue Chords/Lyrics/Verse 8

A
And he said: "Son, this world is rough
D
And if a man's gonna make it, he's gotta be tough
E                                                                   A
And I knew I wouldn't be there to help ya along.
A
So I give ya that name and I said goodbye
D
I knew you'd have to get tough or die
E                                                                      A
And it's the name that helped to make you strong."

A Boy Named Sue Chords/Lyrics/Verse 9

A
He said: "Now you just fought one hell of a fight
D
And I know you hate me, and you got the right
E                                                                         A
To kill me now, and I wouldn't blame you if you do.
A
But ya ought to thank me, before I die,
D
For the gravel in ya guts and the spit in ya eye
E                                                                         A
Cause I'm the son-of-a-bitch that named you "Sue.'"

A Boy Named Sue Chords/Lyrics/Verse 10

A
I got all choked up and I threw down my gun
D
And I called him my pa, and he called me his son,
E                                                                 A
And I came away with a different point of view.
A
And I think about him, now and then,
D
Every time I try and every time I win,
N.C
And if I ever have a son, I think I'm gonna name him
                      A (keep strumming)
Bill or George! Anything but Sue! I still hate that name!

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Johnny Cash

John R. Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and author. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. His genre-spanning songs and sound embraced country, rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of being inducted into the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.

Born in Arkansas to poor cotton farmers, Cash rose to fame in the prominent country music scene in Memphis, Tennessee, after four years in the United States Air Force. Cash was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, the distinctive sound of his Tennessee Three backing band characterized by train-like chugging guitar rhythms, a rebelliousness coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor, free prison concerts, and a trademark, all-black stage wardrobe, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black". He traditionally began his concerts by simply introducing himself, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash," followed by his signature song "Folsom Prison Blues".

Much of Cash's music contained themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, and redemption, especially in the later stages of his career. His other signature songs include "I Walk the Line", "Ring of Fire", "Get Rhythm", and "Man in Black". He also recorded humorous numbers like "One Piece at a Time" and "A Boy Named Sue"; a duet with his future wife, June Carter, called "Jackson" (followed by many further duets after their wedding); and railroad songs including "Hey, Porter", "Orange Blossom Special", and "Rock Island Line". During the last stage of his career, Cash covered songs by several late-20th-century rock artists, notably "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails, "Rusty Cage" by Soundgarden and "Rowboat" by Beck

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