Monday, March 13, 2017

Songs About People # 319 Geronimo

From Cowboys to Indians. Yesterday General Custer, today Geronimo. Reached number 37 in the US Billboard charts when released as a single in 1972. In Murphey's words, (he wrote as well as singing the song):

 'the two images together, Geronimo and a Cadillac just struck me as a song title. It was every irony I could ever think of about our culture in two words. Their attempt to make of him what we would define as a civilized person. That was a reason they put him in a Cadillac in the first place. He was actually in jail at the time.'

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