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A Boy Named Sue (Live)

Lyrics

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
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Features of This Track

country roots
mild rhythmic syncopation
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
major key tonality
electric rhythm guitars
a partially spoken vocal delivery
acoustic rhythm guitars
narrative lyrics
hard swingin' rhythm
an upbeat two-step feel

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

I agrre stick with san quentin
So awesome itll leave u speechless
Johnny cash sings this song the beat ....can't go wrong with Johnny and red sovine
Best song ever
lkd4
ON Uppers for this version!
jjwiley61
Hahahaha funny song
Love this song. Funny too.
My grandmother played Johnny daily
didnt shel silverstien write this song?
batese
Yes this rocks
This song would be much better sung as a rap tune with pounding bass, etc...
LolPC...
This version sux, he's just rushing through it. Stick with the San Quentin version.
I wouldn't really be PC if my name was Sue...
A classic, sure its dated and not exactly PC, but that don't change nothin'!
kinda bad lingo, kinda old doncha think?

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