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Thread #61498   Message #1044681
Posted By: Rex
30-Oct-03 - 01:16 PM
Thread Name: Rex has a new CD: Frontier Favorites
Subject: RE: Rex has a new CD
Well gee whiz Joe, thank you for linking up the titles. As for Barlow Knife, there isn't much to the words that I've found. I'm still hoping to find some kind of date of origin as has been discussed in the thread about it. Here's all the words I've found:

Barlow Knife (AKA Cabin Creek)

Lived on Cabin Creek all my life,
All I need is a Barlow knife. X2

Got a buckhorn handle and a Barlow blade,
Best damn knife that ever was made. X2

Take my dog, take my wife,
Just don't take my Barlow knife.
Take my liquor, take my wife,
Just don't take my Barlow knife.

I've never found any words to Red Haired Boy, you'll find there is a thread stewing over that one too. The only words I know are "The Little Beggarman" or "Johnny Dhu" as found in the DT.

I see that Pike's Dixie has already been covered in the Origins of Dixie thread. I did add some words about Pike. He was also involved with Bent's Old Fort for what it's worth.

I know "Song of Texas" as it appears in the DT.

Lastly, its just a quibble but Mark and I found an original manuscript of James Grafton Roger's "The Santa Fe Trail" in the Denver Public Library and the one line differs from the entry in the DT. "But Lord, they're all _fluffles_ and beadin'". So that's how we sing it.

Rex