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Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes

Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes

This reissue of Elizabeth Cotten's 1958 debut album, Folksongs and Instrumentals with Guitar is best known for containing the original recording of her classic "Freight Train". The breadth of her repertoire and endearing style have captivated generations of guitarists and fans of traditional American music. Freight Train includes guitar and banjo accompanied songs and tunes and features Mike Seeger's updated notes that include comments on Cotten's life, musical style and song lyrics. Cotten's self-taught, upside-down, left-handed style made her one of the most original guitar and banjo players in the history of American folk music. Many of her deeply personal compositions, such as the immortal "Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie", are included.

"...[A] classic and belongs in every collection..." — Blues Review Quarterly

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Track Listing

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Wilson Rag Elizabeth Cotten 1:40
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Freight Train Elizabeth Cotten 2:46
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Going Down the Road Feeling Bad Elizabeth Cotten 2:12
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I Don't Love Nobody Elizabeth Cotten 1:14
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Ain't Got No Honey Baby Now Elizabeth Cotten 0:57
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Graduation March Elizabeth Cotten 2:33
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Honey Babe Your Papa Cares For You Elizabeth Cotten 2:15
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Vastopol Elizabeth Cotten 2:11
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Here Old Rattler Here / Sent For My Fiddle Sent For My Bow / George Buck Elizabeth Cotten 3:48
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Run...Run / Mama Your Son Done Gone Elizabeth Cotten 2:19
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Sweet Bye and Bye / What A Friend We Have In Jesus Elizabeth Cotten 3:02
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Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie Elizabeth Cotten 4:43
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Spanish Flang Dang Elizabeth Cotten 2:51
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When I Get Home Elizabeth Cotten 2:23

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