City of New Orleans Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Destination Victoria Station cover art
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Ridin' on the City of New Orleans
Illinois Central, Monday mornin' rail
15 cars and 15 restless riders
Three conductors, 25 sacks of mail

All along the southbound odyssey the train pulls out of Kankakee
Rolls along past houses, farms & fields
Passin' graves that have no name, freight yards full of old black men
And the graveyards of rusted automobiles

[Chorus]
Good mornin' 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 500 miles when the day is done

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Casey Jones
  • 2 Hey Porter
  • 3 John Henry
  • 4 Wabash Cannonball
  • 5 City of New Orleans
  • 6 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 7 Crystal Chandeliers and Burgundy
  • 8 Wreck of the Old 97
  • 9 Waiting for a Train
  • 10 Orange Blossom Special
  • 11 Texas 1947
  • 12 Destination Victoria Station


  • credits


    publisher: ©AL BUNETTA D/B/A JURISDAD MUSIC
    writers: Steve Goodman
    album: Track 5 in album Destination Victoria Station
    release date: 1975
    popularity : 97 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    length: 3:48

    Album Information

    label: Columbia Special Products
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin