Sunday, May 20, 2012
Johnny Cash : Boa Constrictor
For his 23rd album, 1966's Everybody Loves A Nut, The Man In Black took his cue from Roger "Dang Me" Miller and recorded a batch of silly songs that would entertain kids as well as adults. "Boa Constrictor" was written by poet, children's author and the man who would be responsible for Cash's 1969 worldwide hit "A Boy Named Sue" : Shel Silverstein.
As a single "Boa Constrictor" just barely crept into the Country Singles Top 40 in 1966. But my kids love it and I hope yours will as well.