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Arlo Guthrie - City Of New Orleans '72 (Chord)
Submitter: kraziekhat (166) on 11/9/07
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City Of New Orleans:Arlo Guthrie.
From the album - Hobo''s Lullaby.
#18 in ''72.

#1.
G             D             G
Riding on the City of New Orleans,
Em                C              G
Illinois Central, Monday morning rail.
G                D                G
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders,
      Em          D                    G
three conductors, twenty-five sacks of mail.

#2.
    Em
All along the southbound Odyssey,
    Bm
the train pulls out of Kankakee,
    D                                 A
and rolls along the houses, farms and fields.
Em
passing towns that have no names,
    Bm
and freight yards full of old black men,
        D                 D7         G
and the graveyards of the rusted automobiles.

CHORUS:
C            D                G
Good morning America, how are you?
     Em                 C               G
Say, don''t you know me, I''m your native son.
D7  D9  G                   D           Em     Em7 A7
I''m the train they call the City of New Orleans,
        Bb        C       D              D9     G
I''ll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done.

#3.
G                           D              G
Dealin'' card games with the old man in the club car,
Em                C                G
penny a point and no one''s keepin'' score.
Em             C                  G
Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle,
G                       D                   G
you can feel the wheels grumblin'' neath the floor.

#4.
G       Em                              Bm
And the sons of Pullman porters and the sons of engineers,
           D                             A
ride their father''s magic carpet made of steel.
Em
Mothers with their babes asleep,
    Bm
are rockin'' to the gentle beat,
        D                               G
and the rhythm of the rails is all they feel.

CHORUS:

#5.
G                 D           G
Night time on the City of New Orleans.
Em               C        G
Changing cars in Memphis, Tennessee.
G                   D           G
halfway home, we''ll be there by morning,
            Em                   D                   G
through the Mississippi darkness rollin'' down to the sea.
G   Em                               Bm
But all the towns and people seen to fade into a bad dream,
        D                           A
and the steel rail hasn''t heard the news.
Em
The conductor sings his songs again,
    Bm
the passengers will please refrain,
     D                  C                  G
this train''s got the disappearin'' railroad blues.

CHORUS:
C         D                G
Goodnight America, how are you?
     Em                 C               G
Say, don''t you know me, I''m your native son.
D7  D9  G                   D           Em      Em7 A7
I''m the train they call the City of New Orleans,
        Bb        C       D              D9     G
I''ll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done.(x2)


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