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Incredible musician

Libba Cotton (1893-1987) learned to play guitar upside down (she was left handed) and had a very unique style. At the age of 11 she wrote her most famous song “Freight train, Freight Train.” Later, she worked as a maid for the Seeger family (Pete Seeger’s parents), they helped her become a full time musician. I got to see Libba live at age 90—she still had a beautiful voice.

Freight train, freight train, run so fast
Freight train, freight train, run so fast
Please don’t tell what train I’m on
They won’t know what route I’m going

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