Background Info: Freight Train Blues
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Freight Train Blues (Background Info)
- The copyright is based on Dylan's arrangement; the song is
traditional. On Bob Dylan the song is credited as
- From No Direction Home by Robert Shelton; pg. 123:
- Bob ascribed this version to a recording by "the king of country
music," Roy Acuff, though he probably learned it from Elliot....
In the Acuff vein, Dylan holds one note for a long time, simulating
a lonesome train whistle, typical country panache.