MR. CUSTER

Latest update on 31/08/2019

Artist: Larry Verne
Author: Fred Darian/Al De Lory/Joe Van Winkle
Label: Era
Year: 1960

Country novelty about the Battle of the Little Big Horn where the singer refused to be sent to. ("Please Mr. Custer") N°1 US.

Covers:

1960:

Charlie Drake [hit UK]

1961:

Mickey Woods [as Please Mr. Kennedy; where the subject don't want to be sent into outer space]

1962:

Scouts [as Mr. Custer Stomp]

1969:

Ray Stevens

1970:

David Peel & The Lower East Side [as Please Mr. Draftboard, shifting the action to Vietnam]

1980:

Sha Na Na

2013:

Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac & Adam Driver [as Please Mr. Kennedy in film Inside Llewyn Davis]

2015:

Elvis Costello, Adam Driver & Oscar Isaac [on Celebration Music Of Llewyn Davis]

Later used by Jane Abel in a clip about Iraq. Bo Diddley's Mr. Custer ('63) is a different song.

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