Bill Lowman turned me on to Elizabeth Cotten back around when we were recording my album Wonder Wonder. He said my song "Hear My Heart" reminded him of Elizabeth’s song "Freight Train", and if you know both songs you’ll agree: "one to one on…" matches up almost exactly with "freight train, freight train…" Of course I hadn’t heard "Freight Train" at the time I wrote "Hear My Heart" (at least not that I’m aware of) and it’s not too hard to duplicate a 4-3-2-1 melody, but he is correct about the similarity. I’m just glad I found out about her music, it’s hard to believe I’d never heard of her before.
This album doesn’t have "Freight Train" on it, I’ll have to buy this CD for a hard copy of that. I already have it on MP3 so there’s no hurry.