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Barlow Knife

Three parts. We like to play it in key of G but some jams do it in A or D.

I've been workin' 'bout all my life 
And all I've got is a Barlow knife. 
Barlow handle and a Barlow blade.
Best durn knife that ever was made. 

I worked in the cotton mill all my life
Nothin' to show but a barlow knife.
Barlow handle and a Barlow blade.
Best durn knife that ever was made. 

Links
  • Fuzzy Mountain String Band plays it in G (MP3 on Amazon)
  • Vi Wickam [utoob].
  • Mark Ralston's instructional video, fiddle+banjo, key of A [utoob].
  • The Phillips Collection contains two versions in G.

Barlow Knife, John Kirk solo fiddle.
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