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Freight Train (Fingerstyle) - Six String Fingerpicking
Freight Train (Fingerstyle) - Six String Fingerpicking ( 1 )
 Standard Tuning - 4/4 Time
 Arranged By Six String Fingerpicking
 Audio File From Tutorial
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

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

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.

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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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Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 2/3/2021
Updated: 2/4/2021
Audio: Six String Fingerpicking’s Tutorial
Rated: (1 Rating )
Views: 432
Tab: 166 Downloads
Genre: Traditional