City of New Orleans Lyrics

John Denver

credits


publisher: ©AL BUNETTA D/B/A JURISDAD MUSIC
writers: Steve Goodman
album: Track 4 in album Aerie
release date: 1972-2
popularity : 27 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Soft Rock
length: 3:20

Album Information

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

Cover Art

John Denver Aerie 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 a southbound odyssey
The train pulls out of Kankakee
Rolls along past houses, farms and fields
Passin' towns that have no name
Freight yards full of old black men
The graveyards of the rusted automobiles

Singing good morning America, how are you?
Saying, 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 500 miles when the day is done

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Starwood in Aspen
  • 2 Everyday
  • 3 Casey's Last Ride
  • 4 City of New Orleans
  • 5 Friends With You
  • 6 60 Second Song for a Bank
  • 7 Blow Up Your TV (Spanish Pipe Dream)
  • 8 All of My Memories
  • 9 She Won't Let Me Fly Away
  • 10 Readjustment Blues
  • 11 The Eagle and the Hawk
  • 12 Tools