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Gene Autry – Sioux City Sue 1946

A classic song, from Gene Autry to Willie Nelson and Leon Russell and everyone in-between.

Sioux City Sue” is a 1945 song and a 1946 movie. Lyricist Ray Freedman and composer Dick Thomas wrote the song. It became a number one hit for singer Dick Thomas. The song was Thomas’ first chart entry on the Juke Box Folk Records chart and was also his most successful release: “Sioux City Sue” spent four weeks at number one and a total of twenty-three weeks on the charts.

Gene Autry sang this title song in the movie, the first film he made after leaving military service at the end of WW2. Bing Crosby also had a hit with this song.