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City Of New Orleans

By: Steve Goodman[1]



Performed: Arlo Guthrie

Capo 2
C G C
Riding on the City of New Orleans
Am F C G7
Illinois central, Monday morning rail
C G C
Fifteen cars and 15 restless riders
Am G7 C
Three conductors and 25 sacks of mail
 
Am Em
All along the southbound odyssey, the train pulls out of Kankakee
G D
And rolls along past houses, farms, and fields
Am Em
Passing towns that have no name, and freight yards full of old black men
G G7 C C7
And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles
 
Chorus
F G C
Good morning America how are you
Am F C G7
Say don't you know me, I'm your native son
C G Am D
I'm the train they call the City of New Orleans
Bb F G G7 C
I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done
 
C G C
Dealing cards with the old men in the clubcar
Am F C G7
Penny a point ain't no one keeping score
C G C
Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle
Am G7 C
And feel the wheels rumbling neath the floor
 
Am Em
And the sons of pullman porters, and the sons of engineers
G D
Ride their fathers magic carpet made of steel
Am Em
Mothers with their babes a sleep, a rocking to the gentle beat
G G7 C C7
And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel
 
Chorus
 
C G C
Nighttime on the City of New Orleans
Am F C G7
Changing cars in Memphis Tennesse
C G C
Halfway home and we'll be there by morning
Am G7 C
Through the Mississippi darkness rolling down to the sea
 
Am Em
And all the towns and people seem, to fade into a bad dream
G D
And the steel rail still ain't heard the news
Am Em
The conducter sings his song again, the passengers will please refrain
G G7 C C7
This train's got the disappearing railroad blues
 
F G C
Good night America how are you
Am F C G7
Say don't you know me, I'm your native son
C G Am
I'm the train they call the City of New Orleans
Bb F G G7 C
I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done

Created 2009 Aug 20 00:20

This is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

Page last modified on 2020 Jul 25 07:12

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