"Barlow Knife"

Title

"Barlow Knife"

Description

This old-time fiddle tune is known either as "Barlow Knife" or as "Cabin Creek."

The lyrics are typically presented as follows:

I been livin' here all my life,
All I got is a Barlow Knife;
Buckhorn handle and a Barlow blade,
Best dang knife that ever was made.

I've been married all my life,
And all I've got is a Barlow knife.

In this performance on the lyre-shaped hole Tennessee music box from his personal collection, Schnaufer plays with a metal slide.

Creator

Schnaufer, David

Date

2002-03-05

Relation

Instrument:
Lawrence-2/DS-21

Format

MP3

Identifier

ADA#008--1

Duration

1:15

Bit Rate/Frequency

256kbit/s

Citation

Schnaufer, David, “"Barlow Knife",” Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, accessed June 27, 2017, http://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/items/show/23.