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Cornstalk Fiddle and a Shoestring Bow/Barlow Knife

Cornstalk Fiddle

This tune is part of the following collections:

Cornstalk Fiddle and a Shoestring Bow is a fiddle tune from Kentucky which came from the playing of Clyde Davenport; he learnt from his father. It's possibly derived from Grape Vine Twist, a minstrel tune from the 19th Century.

A "Barlow knife" was a pocket knife manufactured in Sheffield specially for export to the United States from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries. One of the earliest makers of the knife was a man named Barlow, whose name became attached to the product.

This set is part of my Old Time Collection Collection of tunes; for others, check out the Old Time Collection Index.

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |