The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Patching Cracks

 

September 2, 2020



I love Johnny Cash. I think my all time favorite Cash song is “A Boy Named Sue.” The song was a huge hit for Cash, but was actually written by Shel Silverstein, who is famous for writing books of children’s poetry. In the song, a young man is named “Sue” by his drunken no-account father before he is abandoned. The name results in extended misery for the boy, who is hounded and teased by everyone he encounters. Through the torments, he learns to be tough, mainly because he fights everyone who ever gives him a hard time. Eventually, Sue resolves to murder his dad and sets out search...



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