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Peter La Farge

"Custer" (karaoke)

"Custer" (sheet music)


Now, I will tell you, busters,

I'm not a fan of Custer's,

And the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore,

To some, he was a hero,

But to me, his score was zero,

And the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore.

 

Now, George, he had vict'ries,

But never massacres,

And the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore,

Old George had done his fightin'

Without too much excitin'

And the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore.

 

Old Custer'd come in pumpin',

When the men were away huntin',

And the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore,

With vict'ries, he was swimmin':

He killed children, dogs, and women,

And the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore.

 

Now, the Sioux were gettin' tired,

And their temp'ratures were fired,

And the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore,

Crazy Horse sent out the call

For Sitting Bull and Gaul,

But the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore.

 

Twelve thousand warriors waited;

They were unanticipated,

But the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore,

And thus the Little Big Horn

Massacre was born,

And the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore.

 

The Cheyenne and the Sioux

Had quite a lot to do,

And the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore,

Old Custer split his men;

Well, he won't do that again

'Cause the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore.

 

Old Custer made his stand

With his little band,

And the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore,

The proud Seventh Cav'lry

Got plumb massacred,

And the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore.

 

No, he wasn't fightin' women;

The Indians kept 'em hidden,

And the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore,

So, he got eliminated

And his legend uncreated,

And the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore.

 

It's not called an Indian vict'ry

But a bloody massacre,

And the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore,

If them Indians were losin',

There'd have been more enthusin',

But the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore.

 

Gen'ral George A. Custer,

His yellow hair had luster,

But the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore,

He got barbered violent,

And now old George is silent,

And the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore.

 

And the gen'ral, he don't ride well anymore.


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