Mr. Custer

Album: Mister Larry Verne (1960)
Charted: 1
  • (that famous day in history the men of the 7th cavalry went riding on)
    (and from the rear a voice was heard)
    (a brave young man with a trembling word rang loud and clear)
    What am I doin' here?

    Please Mr. Custer, I don't want to go
    Hey, Mr. Custer, please don't make me go
    I had a dream last night about the comin' fight
    Somebody yelled "attack!"
    And there I stood with a arrow in my back.

    Please Mr. Custer, I don't want to go (forward ho!) aw
    Look at them bushes out there
    They're moving and there's a injun behind every one
    Hey, Mr. Custer-you mind if I be excused the rest of the afternoon?
    Hey charlie, duck yer head!
    Hm, you're a little bit late on that one, charlie
    Ooh, I bet that smarts!

    (they were sure of victory, the men of the 7th cavalry, as they rode on)
    (but then from the rear a voice was heard)
    (that same brave voice with the trembling word rang loud and clear)
    What am I doin' here?

    Please Mr. Custer, I don't want to go
    Listen, Mr. Custer, please don't make me go
    There's a redskin a-waitin' out there, just fixin' to take my hair
    A coward I've been called 'cause I don't want to wind up dead or bald

    Please Mr. Custer, I don't want to go (forward ho) aw
    I wonder what the injun word for friend is
    Let's see friend kemo sabe, that's it
    Kemo sabe!
    Hey out there, kemo sabe!
    Nope, that itn't it
    Look at them out there
    They're runnin' around like a bunch of wild Indians
    Heh, heh, heh
    Nah, this ain't no time for jokin' Writer/s: A. DELORY, F. DARIAN, J. VANWINKLE
    Publisher: SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaThe first time I heard this song I almost fell over laughing. Sadly now days it seems like no one can laugh at anything because it isn't PC. Come on folks , it was done as a joke, don't get all upset.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 12th 1960, Larry Verne performed "Mr. Custer" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #4 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and a little under a month later on October 10th, 1960 it peaked at #1 {for 1 week}...
    {See next post below}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, Ny*** "Please Mr. Custer, I don’t wanna go!" ***
    On August 29th 1960, "Mr. Custer" by Larry Verne entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #65; and on October 10th, 1960 it peaked at #1 {for 1 week} and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #9 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    He had one other Top 100 record, "Mister Livingston", it stayed on the Top 100 for 3 week, peaking at #75...
    R.I.P. Mr. Verne {1936 - 2013}.
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