The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35911   Message #495862
Posted By: Abby Sale
01-Jul-01 - 10:22 AM
Thread Name: Strawberry Roan - ( & Sheepherder version?)
Subject: RE: Strawberry Roan
Fletcher is also credited (if not proved) as the author of the mentioned, "The Castration of the Strawberry Roan." This would be no surprise, writers often produced a parlor and a bawdy version of songs simultaniously - same as movie producers do. I've sung this for a few cowboys who felt that "Castration..." gave a pretty good feel of the way a cowboy (wrangler) actually felt about his job.