1 MrAstro 2 weeks ago Just continuing on the Freight Train theme. Tommy Emmanuel published some variations on Freight Train so here's my take on Tommy Emmanuel's take on Chet's take on Elizabeth's Cotten's song So in this version it starts of in C major and modules to E major before returning to C major. E major leverages off the open E string for the bass avoiding the use of the capo that featured in Chet's version which started off in F major. It also has a verse that uses something similar to what Chet used to do in songs like Wildwood Flower ie. Mother Maybelle style 'scratching'. Tommy describes this as like 'frailing' on a banjo.