Big chief kill-a-hun / words by Alfred Bryan and Edgar Leslie music by Maurice Abrahams
Abrahams, Maurice, 1883-1931. “Big chief kill-a-hun / words by Alfred Bryan and Edgar Leslie music by Maurice Abrahams.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 24 May 2018, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/20169. Accessed 24 Apr. 2019.
|Title||Big chief kill-a-hun / words by Alfred Bryan and Edgar Leslie music by Maurice Abrahams|
|Subject||Popular music -- United States -- 1911-1920 -- Scores|
|World War, 1914-1918 -- Songs and music|
|Popular music -- 1911-1920|
|Songs with piano|
|Description||For voice and piano|
|Caption title: Cover illustration of an indian with three Germans under his arm and a tomahawk in his raised hand|
|Creator||Abrahams, Maurice, 1883-1931|
|Source||Sheet Music Collection; Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Publisher||New York : Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.|
|Contributor||Bryan, Alfred, 1871-1958, Lyricist.|
|Leslie, Edgar, Lyricist.|
|Format||1 score (3 p.) 35 cm|
|816 Waterson, Berlin & Snyder|
|Alternative Title||Big chief killahun;First line of verse: Big chief put his warpaint on and kissed his squaw good-bye; First line of chorus: Big Chief's on his way to Berlin|
VERSE 01: Big Chief put his war paint on and kissed his squaw goodbye;/Throw away his pipe of peace, and went to do or die./He said, "Uncle Sammy feeds me, gives me all I get,/Now that Uncle Sammy needs me,/Big Chief no forget."
VERSE 02: Pershing wants to catch the Kaiser, take him live or dead;/Big chief says he's satisfied if he can get his head./There will be no more Budweiser, in the Kaiser's brew,/All he's goin' to get to drink will be some Waterloo.
CHORUS: Big Chief's on his way to Berlin, just to do his share;/Big Chief's goin' to make 'em squawk,/When he hits 'em with his tomahawk./Big Chief's goin' to scalp the Kaiser, take away his gun;/Oh! oh he have heap much fun;/Goodbye Herman, no more German;/Big Chief Kill-a-Hun.