Freight Train

Lyrics: Elizabeth Cotten
Music: Elizabeth Cotten

Played by Jerry with David Grisman, and recorded on "Not For Kids Only." Also played once solo and once with JGB. A fragment was played by Robert Hunter in 1997 as part of an Elizabeth Cotten medley.

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

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

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

When I die, oh bury me deep
Down at the end of old Chestnut Street
Place the stones at my head and feet
And tell them all I've gone to sleep

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
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      1993 Not For Kids Only Garcia/Grisman