City Of New Orleans

C.W. McCall

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album: Track 3 in album C.W. McCall & Co.
release date: 1979
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
length: 4:10

Album Information

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

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C.W. McCall C.W. McCall & Co. cover art

Lyrics

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(Steve Goodman)
Ridin' on The City of New Orleans
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders
All along the southbound odyssey
And moves on along past houses, farms and fields
Switch yards full a' old black men

Good mornin' America, how are ya?
I'm the train they call The City of New Orleans

Just a penny a point ain't a-nobody keepin' score
Feel them wheels rumblin' under that floor
And the sons of engineers
Mamas with their babies asleepin'
And the rhythm of the rockin' rails is all they feel
[Chorus]
Well, a don'tcha know me? I'm your native son
And I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done
Night-time on The City of New Orleans
Well, a half way home, and a we gonna be there by mornin'
Rollin' down to that sea
To fade away into a bad ol' dream
Conductor's a-singin' that song again
"This train done got the disappearin' railroad blues"
[Chorus]
Well, a don'tcha know me? I'm your native son
And I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done
[Fade out.]
Are rockin' to the gentle beat

Are rockin' to the gentle beat

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Outlaws and Lone Star Beer
  • 2 Wheels of Fortune
  • 3 City of New Orleans
  • 4 The Little Things in Life
  • 5 The Cowboy
  • 6 Milton
  • 7 Flowers on the Wall
  • 8 Silver Cloud Breakdown
  • 9 I Wish There Was More That I Could Give
  • 10 Hobo's Lullaby