The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35911   Message #493952
Posted By: Louie Roy
28-Jun-01 - 11:01 AM
Thread Name: Strawberry Roan - ( & Sheepherder version?)
Subject: RE: Strawberry Roan
A little info on the Strawberry Roan It was written in 1915 by a champion cowboy(Saddle Bronc,Bare back and Bull Riding)by the name of Curly Fletcher and I have his complete collection given to me by my uncle in 1931.In 1933 Montana Slim used the tune and rewrote all the words and called it the Booze Hound Lament.It is about an old Montana Cowboy who got tangled up with some Rot Gut Moonshine and what happened to him all in one day.It is a rather long song but it is very funny and could be true.I will post it if Joe Offer will put it in the DT and of course if anyone wants the words.I never heard the sheep herders version but there is also a logger version I don't have the words but I can get the words to it from the person who wrote it here in Oregon Louie Roy