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美国乡村音乐创作歌手Johnny Cash于2006年7月11日发布最新专辑《Man in Black: Live in Demark 1971》

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A Boy Named Sue(Live at Channel DR-TV, Copenhagen, Denmark - September 1971)

A Boy Named Sue(Live at Channel DR-TV, Copenhagen, Denmark - September 1971)

Johnny Cash

专辑: Man in Black: Live in Denmark 1971 发行时间: 上传时间 2015-12-04 歌曲来源:

A Boy Named Sue (Live) - Johnny Cash

Well my daddy left home when I was three

And he didn't leave much to ma and me

Just this ole guitar and an empty bottle of booze

Now I don't blame him 'cause he run and hid

But the meanest thing that he ever did

Was before he left he went and named me sue

Well he musta thought that it was quite a joke

And it got a lot of laughs from lots a folks

Seems I had to fight my whole life through

Some gal would giggle and I'd get red

And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head

I'll tell ya life ain't easy for a boy named sue

Well I grew up quick and I grew up mean

My fist got hard and my wits got keen

I roamed from town to town to hide my shame

But I made me a vow to the moon and stars

I'd search the honky tonks and bars

Kill that man that give me that awful name

Well it was gatlinburg in mid July

And I'd just hit town and my throat was dry

I thought I'd stop and have myself a brew

At an old saloon on a street of mud

There at a table dealin' stud

Sat the dirty mangey dog that named me sue

Well I knew that snake was my own sweet dad

From a worn out picture that my mother had

And I knew that scar on his cheek and his evil eye

He was big and bent and grey and old

And I looked at him and my blood ran cold and I said

My name is sue how do you do now you gonna die

But I hit him hard right between the eyes

You are down but to my surprise

Came up with a knife an' cut off a piece of my ear

I busted a chair right across his teeth

And we crashed through the wall and into the street

Kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer

I tell ya I've fought tougher men

But I really can't remember when

He kicked like a mule and he bit like a crocodile

Well I heard him laugh and then I heard him cuss

He went for his gun but I pulled mine first

He stood there lookin' at me and I saw him smile

And he said son this world is rough

And if a man's gonna make it he's gotta be tough

And I know I wouldn't be there to help you along

So I gave you that name and I said goodbye

I knew you'd have to get tough or die

And it's that name that helped to make you strong

Yeah he said now you just fought one hell of a fight

And I know you hate me got the right

To kill me now and I wouldn't blame you if you do

But you oughta thank me before I die

For the gravel in your guts and the spit in the eye

'Cause I'm the son of a bitch that named you sue

What could I do

What I got all choked up and threw down my gun

Called him my pa and he called me his son

And I come away with a different point of view

And I think about him now and then

Every time I try and every time I win

And if I ever have a son I think I'm gonna name him

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