“Bad Brahma Bull (The Bull Rider Song)”

Author: Curly Fletcher
Earliest date: 1942
Keywords: parody cowboy injury
Found in: US(SW)


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."


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


  1. Fife-Cowboy/West 68, "The Strawberry Roan" (2 texts, 1 tune, the second text being this one)
  2. Logsdon 13, pp. 97-101, "The Flyin' U Twister" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Roud #3239
  5. BI, FCW68B