The story of the song “Freight Train”

Today as part of our work on Black History Month we are going to be learning to sing and play The song “Freight Train” by Elizabeth Cotton.

Her is the history behind the song

Elizabeth Cotten – Freight Train

When Elizabeth Cotten and her brothers were playing music together each would have songs that they called their own, and Freight Train was one that she made up and sang as hers. It was one of the few she ever composed herself and was largely inspired by the train running near her home.

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