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Arlo Guthrie - City Of New Orleans Tabs

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City Of New Orleans Tabs

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Arlo Guthrie
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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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A|--2-------2-------|--3-------3-------|------------------|------------------|--2---------------|
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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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B|------------------|--3-----3-3---3---|--3-3---3-----3---|--2---2-----------|------------------|
G|--4-----4-4---4---|--2-----2-2---2---|--2---2---0---2---|--2---2-----------|------------------|
D|--4-----4-----4---|--0-------0-------|--0---------------|--2---2-------2---|------2-----------|
A|--2-------2-------|------------------|------------------|--0-------0-------|--0-------0-------|
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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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E|--0-------0-------|--0-------0-------|----------2-------|------------------|------------------|
  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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G|--2-2-----2---2-0-|-(0)--------------|------0---2---4---|--0---0-------0---|--2---2-------2---|
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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               [Chorus]:          Good mor'-  nin'
  pearing ra- il road blues             [Chorus]:          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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E|------------------|--3-------3-------|------------------|--0-------0-2-3-4-|------------------|
             I'm the train they call the Ci- ty   of  New Or-le-ans                       I'll be

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E|------------------|------------------|--3-----------0-2-|--3---------------||
  gone five hun-dred miles when the day is done
            
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