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FREIGHT TRAIN (Libba Cotten - written about 1905) Chas McDevitt & Nancy Whiskey - 1957 Rusty Draper - 1957 Roy Acuff - 1965 Jim & Jesse - 1971 Also recorded by: Pete Seeger; Elizabeth Cotten; The Overlanders; Peter & Gordon; Dick & Dee Dee; Chet Atkins; Esther & Abi Ofarim; Dave Dudley; Peter, Paul & Mary; Joan Baez; Mac Wiseman; Peter Morse; New Lost City Ramblers. Freight train, freight train, going so fast Freight train, freight train, going so fast Please don't tell what train I'm on So they won't know where I'm gone. Freight train, freight train, going round the bend Freight train, freight train, gone again One of these days turn that train around Go back to my home town Freight train, freight train, going so fast Freight train, freight train, going so fast Please don't tell what train I'm on So they won't know where I'm gone One more place I'd like to be One more place I'd love to see To watch those old Blue Ridge Mountain climb While I ride old Number Nine Freight train, freight train, going so fast Freight train, freight train, going so fast Please don't tell what train I'm on So they won't know where I'm gone When I die please bury me deep Down at the end of Chestnut Street So I can hear old Number Nine As she goes rolling by Freight train, freight train, going so fast Freight train, freight train, going so fast Please don't tell what train I'm on So they won't know where I'm gone When I'm dead and in my grave No more good times here I'll crave Place the stones at my head and feet And tell them I've gone to sleep Freight train, freight train, going so fast, Freight train, freight train, going so fast. Please don't tell what train I'm on So they won't know where I'm gone Please don't tell what train I'm on So they won't know where I'm gone. *Sometimes the second line of the Chorus is sung as "Freight train, freight train, gone at last". **In Verse 3, sometimes 'Bleeker Street' is sung in place of 'Chestnut Street'. ***Sometimes Elizabeth 'Libba' Cotten's name is spelled 'Cotton'.

    


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