Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Freight Train

By Elizabeth Cotten
Rise Up Singing chapter: Traveling / Travelling, p.233
C G / - C / E F / CG C

Freight train, freight train, run so fast (2x)
Please don't tell what train I'm on
So they won't know what route I'm gone

When I'm dead and in my grave
No more good times here I crave
Lay the stones at my head and feet
And tell them all that I've gone to sleep

When I die, Lord, bury me deep
Way down on old Chestnut Street
So I can hear old "Number Nine"
As she comes rolling by

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