Saturday, December 12, 2015

New Live Performance Music Video From Corb Lund- "The Strawberry Roan"

"Curly Fletcher was a very famous rodeo rider who also wrote poems, some of which were published in local newspapers in the towns he appeared in. When he broke both arms and legs and could no longer ride, he brought us this poem and offered to sell it for two hundred dollars. I told him I would buy it, but I would give him credit and a full share of royalties if it ever sold as a song. I broke the poem up into stanzas and wrote a refrain for each one. It was first used in the Ken Maynard movie, Strawberry Roan, made by Republic Pictures; and later on by Gene Autry in a Columbia picture using the same title." — Nat Vincent


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