Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sing, Sing a Song Saturday

Sing, Sing a Song Saturday is all about me discovering something that is different. I don't want to post things that you and I have more than likely heard before. I want to find something different. It could be from another country, someone singing from the streets of NY, and more.

Things are a little different this week. I learned something on Friday that I didn't know. I think everyone knows who Shel Silverstein was. I say "was" because he sadly passed away in 1999.

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If you don't know who he is here's a clue - he wrote and illustrated all the books below and more: 


Every time I read The Giving Tree I want to cry. His other books make me laugh.

What I didn't know about Shel Silverstein was that he wrote A Boy Named Sue that Johnny Cash sang.



Here's Shel's version:


He also wrote The Unicorn that The Irish Rovers sang.


Here's Shel's version: 


Anyhow I really think Shel Silverstein deserved way more credit for these songs. He's wrote others, but these are more well known.

5 comments:

Cascia Talbert said...

I had no idea that Shelton Silverstein wrote A Boy Named Sue. I love Johnny Cash so I'm familiar with that song.

Cascia Talbert said...

I had no idea that Shelton Silverstein wrote A Boy Named Sue. I love Johnny Cash so I'm familiar with that song.

Masshole Mommy said...

Wow, I had no idea that Shelton Silverstein wrote A Boy Named Sue! I love, love, love his books.

Jacquelineand.... said...

He also wrote a song called 'Freaker's Ball', which was covered by several artists.

Definitely not a family friendly tune, but funny as all get out!

Theresa Mahoney said...

A songwriter too? That's interesting! I always want to punch the boy in The Giving Tree. That book makes me so angry every time I read it.

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