This Train

by alex on April 12, 2013

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This page is dedicated to the American folk song This Train. Here we will attempt to chronicle the origin and history of this song, it’s importance and influence in American culture —and music as a whole—and the many people who have been involved over the past 100 years.

This Train Is Bound for Glory by Wood’s Famous Blind Jubilee Singers (ca. 1925).

This Train by Big Bill Broonzy (ca. 1925).

This Train by Sister Rosetta Tharpe (ca. 1939).

This Train by Sister Rosetta Tharpe (ca. 1959).

Land of Hope and Dreams by Bruce Springsteen (written 1998; performed live 2002).

This Train performed by Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Old Crow Medicine Show (ca. 2012).

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