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Elizabeth Cotten performing "Freight Train" at the Seeger family home, 1957. Courtesy of Pete and Toshi Seeger.

Freight Train
from Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection
Elizabeth Cotten

Shake Sugaree
from Shake Sugaree
Elizabeth Cotten

Take Me Back to Baltimore

Wilson Rag
from Elizabeth Cotten, Volume 3: When I'm Gone
Elizabeth Cotten

I Don't Love Nobody
from Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes
Elizabeth Cotten

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