Curley Fletcher

Carmen William "Curley" Fletcher (1892—1954), also known as Curley W. Fletcher and Curley Fletcher, was an American composer of cowboy songs and cowboy poetry. A prolific creator of this material, he is best remembered for the classic cowboy song "The Strawberry Roan", written in 1915, and for his 1931 book Songs of the Sage.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 22nd, 1892, Died January 1st, 1954

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-81774 10-in. 3/5/1934 The strawberry roan Don Hall Trio Mixed vocal trio, with violin and piano songwriter  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fletcher, Curley," accessed May 18, 2021,

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"Fletcher, Curley." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 May 2021.

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