Three Case Knives

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X:1 % T:Three Sharp Knives &ct. S:Henry Atkinson music manuscript collection (Northumberland, 1694/95) M:6/4 L:1/8 R:Triple Hornpipe F: Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G GABc d2G2d2G2|F2 A4 c2B2A2|GABc d2G2d2D2| D2G4B2A2G2:||:g2 ag f2 gf|e2 ag|f2d4 f2e2d2| c2 dc B2 cB A2 dc|B2 (G2G2)B2A2G2:||

THREE CASE KNIVES. AKA and see “Jock and Tam,” “Lady Susan Montgomery's Hornpipe,” “Punchinello (1),” “Rusty Gulley (2),” “Three Sharp Knives,” “Three Rusty Swords.” English, Triple Hornpipe (6/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. The melody (as "3 Case knifes") was published by London publisher Daniel Wright in his An Extraordinary Collection of Pleasant and merry Humour's never before Published, Containing Hornpipes, Jiggs, North Cuntry Frisks', Morris's, Bagpipe Hornpipe's, & Round's with Severall Additonal fancis added, fit for all those that play Publick (London, c. 1715). The melody had been popular under several titles and was earlier entered into the 1694-95 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician Henry Atkinson [1] as "Three Sharp Knives," with parts reversed from Wright's.

16th century German travel utensils and case.

See also the related “Forks and Knives” and “Jack's Gone a-Shearing.” See note for "Knives and Forks" for explanation of the "Case Knives" title.

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