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City of New Orleans  Arlo Guthrie

[G] [D5] [G]  
 
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[Verse 1]: Ri-ding on the ci-ty of New Or-leans
[Verse 2]: Dealing card games w/the ol men in the clubcar
[Verse 3]: Night-time on the ci-ty of New Or-leans
[Em] [C] [Dsus4] [G]  
 
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Illinois Central Mon- day morning rail Fif-teen cars and
Penny a point ain't no one keepin' score Pass the pa- per
Changing cars in Memphis, Ten- nes- see Half-way home
[Gadd11] [Em] [D5]  
 
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fif-teen restless riders Three con- duc- tors and twenty-five sacks of mail
bag that holds the bot-tle Feel the wheels rumblin' neath the floor
n' we'll be there by mornin' Through the Mississippi darkness rollin' down to the sea
[Em] [B5(b5)] [B5]  
 
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All a- long the southbound o- dy- ssey the train pulls out at
And the sons of Pullman Porters and the sons of en- gi-
But all the towns and peop- le seem to fade in-to a
[D5] [A]  
 
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Kan- ka-kee and rolls a- long the hous-es farms and fi- elds
neers ride their fa- thers ma- gic car- pet made of steel
bad dream and the steel rails still ain't heard the news
[Em] [B5] [D5]  
 
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Passing graves that have no name and freightyards full of old black men and the graveyard of the
Mot- hers w/ their babes as- leep are rockin' to the gentle beat and the rhythm of the
The conductor sings his songs again the passengers will please refrain this train got the dis-a-
Amadd11(no5)/D Am/E C D
 
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 rusted au-to mob-ile [Chorus]: Good mor'- nin' A- mer- i- ca how are

rail is a- ll they hear [Cborus]: Good mor'- nin'
pearing ra- il road blues [Cborus]: Good ni- ght
[G] [Em] [C] [G]  
 
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you Don't you know me I'm your na-tive son
[Dsus4] [G] [Em]  
 
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I'm the train they call the Ci- ty of New Or-le-ans I'll be
[F] [Am7] [D5] [G] [F#] [G]  
 
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gone five hun-dred miles when the day is done

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