Elizabeth Cotten

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Birthday
5, 1893
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
Jun 29, 1987 (94)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
5, 1893
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
Jun 29, 1987 (94)

About

Lyricist best known for writing the song Freight Train. She was a self-taught left-handed guitarist and folk musician.

Before Fame

She worked as a maid when she was young.

Trivia

She won a Grammy Award in the category of Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording for her album Elizabeth Cotten Live in 1984.

Family Life

She had a daughter named Lillie with former husband Frank Cotten.

Associated With

Her songs were recorded by artists such as Joan Baez.