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Freight Train (Fingerstyle) - Six String Fingerpicking

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 Standard Tuning - 4/4 Time
 Arranged by: Six String Fingerpicking
 Audio File from: Tutorial
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Melody:
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   C                   G7

   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|-3---0---|---------|-----3-1-|---------|
B|---------|-3---1---|-0-------|---------|
G|---0---0-|---0---0-|---0---0-|---0---0-|
D|---------|---------|---------|---------|
A|-3---3---|-3---3---|---------|---------|
E|---------|---------|-3---3---|-3---3---|

   G7                  C

   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|-3---1---|-0-------|-----3-0-|---------|
B|---------|-----3---|-1-------|---------|
G|---0---0-|---0---0-|---0---0-|---0---0-|
D|---------|---------|---------|---------|
A|---------|---------|-3---3---|-3-------|
E|-3---3---|-3---3---|---------|-----3---|

   E7                  F

   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|-0---1---|-0-------|---------|---------|
B|---------|-----3---|-1---3-1-|-----1-3-|
G|---1---1-|---1---1-|---2---2-|---2-----|
D|---------|---------|-3---3---|-3---3---|
A|---------|---------|---------|---------|
E|-0---0---|-0---0---|---------|---------|

   C         G         C

   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|-0-------|---------|---------|---------|
B|-----1---|-1---3---|-1-------|---------|
G|---0---0-|---0---0-|---0---0-|---------|
D|---------|---------|---------|---------|
A|-3---3---|---------|-3-------|-3-------|
E|---------|-3---3---|-----3---|---------|


Chorus:
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C              ‘              G7       '
Freight train, freight train, going so fast
G7             '              C        '
Freight train, freight train, going so fast
E             '        F          '
Please don't tell what train I'm on
      C         G         C       '  
They won't know where I'm gone


 
Solo: 16 Bars


Freight train, freight train, coming round the bend,
Freight train, freight train, gone again,
One of these days, turn that train around
And go back to my hometown.

Chorus

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

Solo: 16 Bars

One more place I'd like to be,
One more place I'd love to see,
To watch them Old Blue Ridge Mountains climb
When I ride Old Number nine.

Chorus

When I die, oh bury me deep
Down at the end of old Chestnut Street
So I can hear old Number Nine
As she comes rolling by

Instrumental: 16 Bars

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

Chorus
        
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Freight Train (Fingerstyle) - Six String Fingerpicking




Freight Train (Fingerstyle) - Six String Fingerpicking
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 2/3/2021
Updated: 2/4/2021
Audio: Six String Fingerpicking’s Tutorial
Rated: (1) Hot! Popular!
Views: 118
MyTab DL: 21
Genre: Traditional
 
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Freight Train (Fingerstyle)

Please visit Six String Fingerpicking’s Tutorial for the full lesson, tab, original audio and complete breakdown of this arrangement.

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Note: I have learned many songs that I do not think I could have learned without the help of Tab. It seems that breaking the songs down into their various parts (intro, verse, chorus, bridge etc.) and writing the tab is part of my process of learning the songs and helps me remember them better.

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Freight Train (Fingerstyle) - Six String Fingerpicking
Freight Train (Fingerstyle)

This version of the song is arranged By: Six String Fingerpicking

Six String Fingerpicking is a place for fellow fingerpickers of all levels to learn how to grow into the fingerstyle guitarist they’ve always dreamed of becoming.

Whether you’ve just started out or have been playing for many years, Six String Fingerpicking has something for everyone who wants to improve their fingerstyle skills. You can start at the beginning as a complete novice and work your way up to advanced level right there.

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"Freight Train" is an American folk song written by Elizabeth Cotten in the early 20th century, and popularized during the American folk revival and British skiffle period of the 1950s and 1960s. By Cotten's own account in the 1985 BBC series Down Home, she composed “Freight Train” as a teenager (sometime between 1906 and 1912), inspired by the sound of the trains rolling in on the tracks near her home in North Carolina.

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