Les notices des versions de Freight Train par Mike Seeger et par Elizabeth Cotten elle-même permettent de comprendre la place de cette chanson dans la vie de Peggy Seeger. Inutile d’en dire plus ici.

FREIGHT TRAIN

Freight train, freight train, goin’ so fast
Freight train, freight train, goin’ so fast
Please don’t tell what train I’m on
So they won’t know what route I have gone

When I die, just bury me deep
Down at the end old Chestnut Street
So I can hear old Number Nine
As she goes roaring on by

When I die, just bury me deep
Down at the end old Chestnut Street
Place a stone at my head and feet
And tell them all I’m goin’ to sleep

Freight train, freight train, goin’ so fast
Freight train, freight train, goin’ so fast
Please don’t tell the train I’m on
So they won’t know what route I have gone