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Thread #35911   Message #3602593
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
18-Feb-14 - 01:19 PM
Thread Name: Strawberry Roan - ( & Sheepherder version?)
Subject: RE: Strawberry Roan - ( & Sheepherder version?)
Louie Roy, posted the words to "Strawberry Roan" that Curley Fletcher published in his little book, "Songs of the Sage," 1931

Dicho (I confess, this was an old monicker of mine that I changed because someone was getting my personal information) posted the words as published in Fletcher's earlier version, "The Outlaw Broncho," Arizona Record, Dec. 16, 1915.

The version attributed to Curly (sic) Fletcher in the DT is not by Fletcher.

The version Joe Offer posted is Ohrlin's slightly revised version.

At no time did Fletcher ever use a "refrain."