City of New Orleans Song Lyrics

Arlo Guthrie


writers: Ilan Goldhirsh, Steve Goodman
album: Track 8 in album All Over the World
release date: 1991
popularity : 1666 users have visited this page.
length: 4:34
composer: Steve Goodman
lyricist: Steve Goodman

Album Information

label: Rising Son Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 722017000223
script: Latin

Cover Art

Arlo Guthrie All Over the World cover art


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Riding on the City of New Orleans
Illinois Central Monday morning rail
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders
Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail
All along the southbound odyssey
The train pulls out at Kankakee
Rolls along past houses, farms and fields
Passin' trains that have no names
Freight yards full of old black men
And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles

Good morning America how are you?
Don't you know me I'm your native son
I'm the train they call The City of New Orleans
I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 All Over the World
  • 2 Oklahoma Nights
  • 3 Massachusetts
  • 4 Ukelele Lady
  • 5 Manzanillo Bay
  • 6 Miss the Mississippi and You
  • 7 When I Get to the Border
  • 8 City of New Orleans
  • 9 Russian Girls
  • 10 Guabi Guabi
  • 11 Waimanalo Blues
  • 12 Evangelina
  • 13 (Last Night I Had the) Strangest Dream