The City of New Orleans Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash


writers: Steve Goodman
album: Track 6 in album Johnny Cash and His Woman / Give My Love to Rose
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length: 3:45

Album Information

script: Latin


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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

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

  • 1 The Color of Love
  • 2 Saturday Night in Hickman County
  • 3 Allegheny
  • 4 Life Has Its Little Ups and Downs
  • 5 Matthew 24 (Is Knocking at the Door)
  • 6 The City of New Orleans
  • 7 Tony
  • 8 The Pine Tree
  • 9 We're for Love
  • 10 Godshine
  • 11 The Ballad of Ira Hayes
  • 12 Shantytown
  • 13 I Got a Woman
  • 14 Pack Up Your Sorrows
  • 15 It Ain't Me, Babe
  • 16 Orange Blossom Special
  • 17 Jackson
  • 18 Give My Love to Rose
  • 19 Austin Prison
  • 20 Narration 'Danny Boy'
  • 21 Danny Boy