A Boy Named Sue, #1159



I’m so proud of my daughter today, and I think I should be given Mommy bragging rights for this moment.  I need to gloat!  She started a new school last week, and when she came in, her classroom was in the middle of preparing for a performance of Shel Silverstein poems.  I need to give props to the teacher, because she completely made it possible for my daughter to be in the performance, too.  With one week to prepare, my daughter learned all her lines and fit right in.  I honestly can’t believe she was able to pull it off in so little time.  I’m impressed, kiddo!

One thing we learned last night during the performance was that Shel Silverstein actually wrote the lyrics to Johnny Cash’s infamous song, “A Boy Named Sue.”  Omg!  How could I have never have known this???!!!??  Now looking at the song, I can completely see Shel Silverstein in it, but who woulda thunk it?

So – here you go.  “A Boy Named Sue” is my song of the day both in awe of the great poet and with pride for my little girl for rising to the occasion.


About tucsonsongstress

I am a music teacher for children ages 6-weeks-old - 8th grade. I am also a camp songleader and a Jewish music specialist with and without my husband who is known as Shabbat Scott. We love singing with people of all ages all over Tucson. My "song of the day" idea originally started by playing music challenges on Facebook. I loved choosing songs, and my friends seemed to love reading and listening to my choices. I have decided to continue a daily blog (or as daily as I can manage) and tell you all some stories through some songs that have touched me either in wonderful ways or by annoying the heck out of me. Hope you all enjoy this blog! Happy singing!

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