Artist: Elizabeth Cotten
Song: "Freight Train"
Album: Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes
Description: An all-time classic, kids or otherwise, performed by its creator, Elizabeth Cotten, who came to national attention relatively late in life after she -- entirely coincidentally -- found herself working for Ruth Crawford Seeger.. It's from the reissue of Cotten's first album, recently reissued by Smithsonian Folkways.