The City of New Orleans

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: 3:48

Album Information

script: Latin


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Ridin' on the City of New Orleans
15 cars and 15 restless riders

Rolls along past houses, farms & fields
And the graveyards of rusted automobiles
Don't you know me? I'm your native son!
I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done
Dealin' cards with the old men in the club car
Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle

Ride their fathers' magic carpet made of steel
And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel
Night time on the City of New Orleans
Halfway home, we'll be there by mornin'

And the steel rail still ain't heard the news
"The passengers will please refrain,


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