Song #2: “Freight Train”

I remember seeing Elizabeth Cotten play “Freight Train” on CBC-TV when I was about 10. She played her guitar upside-down — with the bass strings on the bottom. She’s the first person I saw play guitar that made me want to play guitar.

That’s not the greatest version of the song, but still, she’s about 100 years old in the video, so it’s not too bad.

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Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at

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