Johnny Cash


publisher: ©ESP-DISK, LTD.
writers: Peter Lafarge
album: Track 3 in album Bitter Tears
release date: 1964
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length: 2:24

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Bitter Tears cover art


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Now I will tell you buster that I ain't a fan of Custer
To some he was a hero but to me his score was zero
Now Custer done his fightin' without too much excitin'
General Custer come in pumpin' when the men were out a huntin'
With victories he was swimmin' he killed children dogs and women
Crazy Horse sent out the call to Sitting Bull and Gall
Now Custer split his men well he won't do that again
Twelve thousand warriors waited they were unanticipated
It's not called an Indian victory but a bloody massacre
There might have been more enthusin' if us Indians had been losin'
General George A.Custer oh his yellow hair had lustre
For now the General's silent he got barbered violent
Oh the General he don't ride well anymore


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 As Long as the Grass Shall Grow
  • 2 Apache Tears
  • 3 Custer
  • 4 The Talking Leaves
  • 5 The Ballad of Ira Hayes
  • 6 Drums
  • 7 White Girl
  • 8 The Vanishing Race