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CABIN CREEK [1]. American, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCCD. "Cabin Creek" is a version of the tune well-known as "Barlow Knife (1)", with "Cabin Creek" the title by which it is known in the upland country of West Virginia, southwestern Virginia and East Kentucky. It was in the repertory of Ashland, northeast Kentucky, fiddler Ed Haley [1] (1885-1951), in four parts, albeit somewhat distanced from most versions of that tune. "Cabin Creek" was also played (in three parts) by Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, fiddler Henry Reed, who was recorded by folklorist Alan Jabbour for the Library of Congress in 1966 (AFS 13035A44). According to Jabbour's notes, Reed said he learned it from Mr. Underwood, who had moved from Franklin County, Va., to Monroe County, and described it as an old Franklin County piece. Cabin Creek flows untie the Kanawha River above Charleston, West Virginia, and was the site of a famous coal mining strike, but Jabbour thinks the title probably was meant to evoke the creek itself rather than to commemorate a labor struggle [1]

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: -Rounder 1134, "Ed Haley vol 2 - Grey Eagle" (1997. From home recordings made in the 1940's). Mac Benford - "Half Past Four: Clawhammer Tribute to Ed Haley."

See also listing at:
Hear Ed Haley's home recording at Slippery Hill [2]
Hear Henry Reed's 1966 field recording by Alan Jabbour at the Library of Congress [3]
See another standard notation version of "Cabin Creek" by John Lamancusa [4]



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