Bad Brahma Bull (The Bull Rider Song)

DESCRIPTION: A parody of "The Strawberry Roan," in which the boss hires the cowman to ride a "big Brahma bull" in a rodeo. The rest follows the original: The rider winds up being thrown, and "high-tail[s] it back to that old Flying U."
AUTHOR: Curly Fletcher
EARLIEST DATE: 1942
KEYWORDS: parody cowboy injury
FOUND IN: US(SW)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Fife-Cowboy/West 68, "The Strawberry Roan" (2 texts, 1 tune, the second text being this one)
Logsdon 13, pp. 97-101, "The Flyin' U Twister" (1 text, 1 tune)
Tinsley, pp. 162-166, "Bad Brahma Bull" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, BADBRAHM*

Roud #3239
NOTES: This is reportedly Curly Fletcher's parody of his own "Strawberry Roan." (Fletcher in fact wrote several such parodies; see also "The Castration of the Strawberry Roan.") Roud appears to lump the pieces. - RBW
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File: FCW68B

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