Cash Johnny - Boy Named Sue -

My daddy left m when I was three
And he didn't leave much  Ma and me
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Just this ld guitar and an empty l f z.
Nw, I dn't blame him cause he run and hid
But the meanest thing that he ever did
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Was fr he left, he went and named me 'Sue.'

Well, he must ' ug that is was quite a j
And it g a l f laughs frm a' ls f fl,
It seems I had  fight my wl life rug.
Sm gal wuld giggle and I'd get red
And sm guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head,
I tell ya, life ain't easy fr a  named 'Sue.'

Well, I grew up quick and I grew up mean,
My fist g hard and my wits g keen,
I'd rm frm wn  wn  hide my shame.
But I made me a vw  the mn and stars
That I'd search the n-nks and bars
And kill that man that give me that awful name.

Well, it was Gatlinburg in mid-July
And I just hit wn and my r was dry,
I ug I'd sp and have myself a brew.
At an ld sln n a street f mud,
There at a table, dealing stud,
Sat the dirty, mangy dg that named me 'Sue.'

Well, I knew that snake was my wn sweet dad
Frm a wrn-u picture that my mr'd had,
And I knew that scar n his cheek and his evil eye.
He was big and bent and gray and ld,
And I ld at him and my ld ran ld
And I said: ?My name is 'Sue!' w d u d! Nw u gnn die!?

Well, I hit him hard right between the eyes
And he went dwn but,  my surprise,
He m up with a knife and cut ff a piece f my ear.
But I busted a chair right rss his teeth
And we crashed rug the wall and in the street
Kicking and a' guging in the mud and the ld and the beer.

I tell ya, I've fug ugher men
But I really can't remember when,
He kicked like a mule and he bit like a rdil.
I heard him laugh and then I heard him cuss,
He went fr his gun and I pulled mine first,
He sd there lin' at me and I saw him smile.

And he said: ?Sn, this wrld is rug
And if a man's gnn make it, he's gta be ugh
And I nw I wuldn't be there  help ya lng.
S I give ya that name and I said gd-bye
I knew u'd have  get ugh r die
And it's that name that helped  make u srng.?

He said: 'Nw u just fug n hell f a fight
And I nw u hate me, and u g the right
 kill me nw, and I wuldn't blame u if u d.
But ya ug  thank me, fr I die,
Fr the gravel in ya guts and the spit in ya eye
Cause I'm the sn-f-a-bitch that named u 'Sue'.'

I g all d up and I threw dwn my gun
And I called him my pa, and he called me his sn,
And I m away with a different in f view.
And I think abu him, nw and then,
Every time I try and every time I win,
And if I ever have a sn, I think I'm gnn name him
Bill r Grg! Anything but sue! I still hate that name!

"Boy Named Sue" ?


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