Barlow Knife


Key: G

Form: Reel

ABC

X: 2
T: Barlow Knife
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: “G” g2 g2 “D” fgaf | “G” g2 g2 d4 | “G” g2 g2 “D” fefd | “C” e2 d2 “G” d4 : |
|: “C” e2 d2 “G” BA G2 | “C” e2 d2 “G” B4 | “C” e2 d2 “G” BA G2 | “D” A2 A2 “G” G4 : |
|: “D” A2 d2 “G” BA B2 | “D” A2 d2 “G” B4 | “D” A2 d2 “G” BA G2 | “D” A2 A2 “G” G4 : |

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Region: Appalachia, USA

Notes: There are lyrics; one version:

I’ve been a poor boy all my life,
An’ all I got was a Barlow knife.
(Repeat)

Barlow handle and a Barlow blade,
Best dang knife that ever was made.
(Repeat)

Take my money, take my wife,
Just don’t take my Barlow knife.
(Repeat)