Mr. Custer

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"Mr. Custer"
Single by Larry Verne
Released 1960 (1960)
Genre Novelty

"Mr. Custer" is a march novelty song, sung by Larry Verne, and written by Al DeLory, Fred Darian, and Joseph Van Winkle. It was a number-one song in the United States in 1960, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the issue dated October 10, 1960, and remained there for one week. It is a comical song about a soldier's plea to Custer before the climactic Battle of the Little Bighorn against the Sioux, which he did not want to fight.[1]

"Mr. Custer" was also a No. 12 hit in the UK for Charlie Drake in 1960.

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  1. ^ Bronson, Fred (1992). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits - revised & enlarged. New York: Billboard Books. p. 76. ISBN 0-8230-8298-9.