Give It Back to the Indians

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"Give It Back to the Indians"
Song from Too Many Girls
Published 1939
Writer Lorenz Hart
Composer Richard Rodgers

"Give It Back to the Indians" is a show tune from the 1939 Rodgers and Hart musical Too Many Girls (1939), where it was introduced by Mary Jane Walsh.

The song is about the island of Manhattan, and the title alludes to its purchase from the Native Americans by Peter Minuit in 1626.

Notable recordings[edit]

Rodgers, Richard; The Rodgers and Hart Song Book; Simon and Schuster, 1951