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1. Surfin' Safari
(2:05) [Brian Wilson/Mike Love]
2. County Fair
(2:14) [Brian Wilson/Gary Usher]
3. Ten Little Indians
(1:27) [Brian Wilson/Gary Usher]
4. Chug-A-Lug
(1:59) [Brian Wilson/Gary Usher]
5. Little Girl (You're My Miss America)
(2:04) [Catalano/Herb Alpert]
6. 409
(1:59) [Brian Wilson/Gary Usher]
7. Surfin'
(2:10) [Brian Wilson/Mike Love]
8. Heads You Win - Tails I Lose
(2:18) [Brian Wilson/Gary Usher]
9. Summertime Blues
(2:09) [Eddie Cochran/J. Capehart]
10. Cuckoo Clock
(2:09) [Brian Wilson/Gary Usher]
11. Moon Dawg
(2:01) [Derry Weaver]
12. The Shift
(1:52) [Brian Wilson/Mike Love]

Singles:
Surfin´ b/w Luau (X 301)
Surfin´ b/w Luau (Candix 301)
Surfin´ b/w Luau (Candix 331)
Surfin´ Safari b/w 409 (C 4777)
Ten Little Indians b/w County Fair (C 4880)

Production Infos:
Produced By Nick Venet
Songs Recorded At Capitol Studios, Hollywood And
Western Studios, Hollywood.

Album Infos:
The Beach Boys became the first, and for a long
time, the only rock artists to completely control the
musical output of their career. This happened after
recording the Surfin' Safari album.


Ten Little Indians

Leadvocals:
Mike

Recording Date:
08.08.1962

Single Release Date:
26.11.1962 (Capitol 4880)

Highest Chart Position:
49 (01.12.1962)

Additional Infos:
Usher: It was written much slower. 'Running Bear' had just been a hit, and (Ten Little Indians) had that Running Bear feel to it. That was lost when it was recorded. Reportedly, Capitol Records released this song as the rollow-up to Surfin' Safari because they thought the surf fad had run its course. Ten Little Indians reached only #49, making it the lowest charting Capitol "A"-Side for the Beach Boys until 1968's Bluebirds Over The Mountain which flopped at a time when the group's wave of popularity had already crested.

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Lyrics:
The first little Indian gave squaw pretty feather
(Little Indian boy)
The second little Indian made her an Indian dollar
(Fighting over a squaw)
Well the third little Indian gave her moccasin leather
(Little Indian boy)
The squaw didn't like 'em at all

The fourth little Indian took her riding in his big canoe
(Little Indian boy)
The fifth little Indian took her down the waterfall
(Fighting over a squaw)
The sixth little Indian taught the squaw how to woo-woo
(Little Indian boy)
But the squaw didn't like 'em at all

One little, two little, three little Indians
(Keep us humming we're the ten little Indians)
Four little, five little, six little Indians
(Keep us humming we're the ten little Indians)
Seven little, eight little, nine little Indians
(Keep us humming we're the ten little Indians)
Ten little Indian boys

The seventh little Indian took her over to his teepee
(Little Indian boy)
The eighth little Indian tried to give her a love poem
(Fighting over a squaw)
The ninth little Indian said "You're my Kemosabe"
(Little Indian boy)
The squaw didn't like 'em at all

The tenth little Indian said it really didn't matter
(Little Indian boy)
He acted like himself and he didn't look at her
(Fighting over a squaw)
The squaw didn't care if he never did a thing
(Little Indian boy)
Cause she loved the tenth Indian boy

Loved the tenth Indian boy
Loved the tenth Indian boy
Loved the tenth Indian boy

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