The City of New Orleans Lyrics

Arlo Guthrie

credits


publisher: ©AL BUNETTA D/B/A JURISDAD MUSIC
writers: Ilan Goldhirsh, Steve Goodman
album: Track 2 in album Hobo's Lullaby
release date: 1972
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genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk/Ballad
length: 4:35
composer: Steve Goodman
lyricist: Steve Goodman

Album Information

label: Reprise Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Arlo Guthrie Hobo's Lullaby cover art

Lyrics

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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

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Anytime
  • 2 The City of New Orleans
  • 3 Lightning Bar Blues
  • 4 Shackels and Chains
  • 5 1913 Massacre
  • 6 Somebody Turned on the Light
  • 7 Ukulele Lady
  • 8 When the Ship Comes In
  • 9 Mapleview (20%) Rag
  • 10 Days Are Short
  • 11 Hobo's Lullaby