Who Sang Give It Back to the Indians? Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Song Book cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
release date: 1956
genres: Jazz Stage & Screen
styles: Big Band/Swing
length: 3:14
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Buddy Bregman
orchestrator: Buddy Bregman
baritone saxophone: Chuck Gentry
bass: Joe Mondragon
bass trombone: George Roberts
conductor: Buddy Bregman
flugelhorn: Vincent DeRosa
flute: Bob Cooper, Bud Shank, Maurice Stein and Ted Nash
guitar: Barney Kessel
piano: Paul Smith
saxophone: Maurice Stein, Ted Nash, Bob Cooper and Bud Shank
trombone: Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard and Lloyd Ulyate
trumpet: Conrad Gozzo, Maynard Ferguson, Pete Candoli and Ray Linn
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
drums (drum set): Alvin Stoller
Old Peter Minuet had nothing to lose when he bought the isle of Manhattan
For twenty-six dollars and a bottle of booze and they threw in the Bronx and Staten
Pete thought that he had the best of the bargin but the poor red man just grinned,
And he grunted "ugh!" meaning okay in his jargon for he knew poor Pete was skinned.
We`ve tried to run the city....but the city ran away...
And now Peter Minuet
We can`t continue it...

Broadway`s turning into Coney,
Champagne Charlie`s drinking gin,
Old New York is new and phony
Give it back to the Indians!

Two cents more to smoke a Lucky,
Dodging buses keep you thin,
Now New York is simply ducky,
Give it back to the Indians!

Take all the reds, on the boxes made for soap
Whites on Fifth Avenue
Blues down in Wall Street losing hope..
Big bargain today...Chief take it away!

Come you busted city slickers,
Better take it on the chin
Father Nick has lost his knickers
Give it back to the Indians!

Take all the reds, on the boxes made for soap
Whites on Fifth Avenue
Blues down in Wall Street losing hope..
Big bargain today... Chief take it away!

Come you busted city slickers,
Better take it on the chin
Father Nick has lost his knickers
Give it back to the Indians!

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Have You Met Miss Jones?
  • 2 You Took Advantage of Me
  • 3 A Ship Without a Sail
  • 4 To Keep My Love Alive
  • 5 Dancing on the Ceiling
  • 6 The Lady Is a Tramp
  • 7 With a Song in My Heart
  • 8 Manhattan
  • 9 Johnny One Note
  • 10 I Wish I Were in Love Again
  • 11 Spring Is Here
  • 12 It Never Entered My Mind
  • 13 This Can't Be Love
  • 14 Thou Swell
  • 15 My Romance
  • 16 Where or When
  • 17 Little Girl Blue
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Give It Back to the Indians
  • 2 Ten Cents a Dance
  • 3 There's a Small Hotel
  • 4 I Didn't Know What Time it Was
  • 5 Everything I've Got
  • 6 I Could Write a Book
  • 7 Blue Room
  • 8 My Funny Valentine
  • 9 Bewitched
  • 10 Mountain Greenery
  • 11 Wait Til You See Her
  • 12 Lover
  • 13 Isn't it Romantic
  • 14 Here in My Arms
  • 15 Blue Moon
  • 16 My Heart Stood Still
  • 17 I've Got Five Dollars

  • Album Information
    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin