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Thread #119222 Message #4057763
Posted By: meself
06-Jun-20 - 06:41 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Libba Cotten's Freight Train
Subject: RE: Origins: Libba Cotten's Freight Train
Story I heard or read was that EC had several brothers that played and sang, and there was some good-natured sibling rivalry, and that she made up that song to have one of her own. Kind of like Stan Rogers and Barrett's Privateers, vs the Friends of Fiddler's Green. She could well have based it on another song or songs she'd heard, of course.