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City Of New Orleans lyrics and chords are provided for your
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recorded by Willie Nelson.
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City of New Orleans recorded by Willie Nelson written by Steve Goodman
C G7 C Riding on the city of New Orleans Am F C Illinois central Monday morning rail G7 C Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders Am G7 C Three conductors and twenty five sacks of mail
Am All along the southbound Odyssey Em The train pulls out of Kankakee G7 D7 And rolls along the houses farms and fields Am Passing towns that have no name Em And freight yards full of old black men G7 C And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles
F G7 C Good morning America how are you Am F C Say don't you know me I'm your native son G7 C G7 Am I'm the train they call the city of New Orleans A7# G7 C I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done
G7 C Dealing cards with the old men in the club car Am F C Penny a point ain't no one keeping score G7 C Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle Am G7 C Feel the wheels grumbling neath the floor
Am And the sons of Pullman porters Em And the sons of engineers G7 D7 Ride their fathers magic carpet made of steel Am Mothers with their babes a sleep Em A rocking to the gentle beat G7 C And the rhythm of the rail is all they feel
G7 C Nighttime on the city of New Orleans Am F C Changing cars in Memphis Tennessee G7 C Halfway home and we'll be there by morning Am G7 C Through the Mississippi darkness rolling down to the sea
Am And all the towns and people seem Em To fade into a bad dream G7 D7 And the steel rail still ain't heard the news Am The conductor sings his song again Em The passengers will please refrain G7 C This trains got the disappearing railroad blues
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