Larry Verne

Antiwar songs by Larry Verne
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Larry Verne[[||Larry Verne]]

[[||Larry Verne]] (born February 8, 1936, Minneapolis, Minnesota) was an American novelty song singer. Verne scored two U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart hit singles in 1960: "Mister Livingston" (#75) and "Mr. Custer" (#1, #9 R&B). "Mr. Custer" was written by Fred Darian, Al DeLory, and Joe Van Winkle. In the UK, "Mr. Custer" was successfully covered by Charlie Drake.

[[||"Mr. Custer"]] is a novelty song, sung by Larry Verne, that was a number-one song in the United States during the year 1960. It topped the Billboard magazine chart on October 10, 1960 and remained there for one week. It is a comical song about a soldier's plea to Custer at the climatic Battle of the Little Bighorn against the Sioux that he did not want to fight.