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City Of New Orleans Chords

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Steve Goodman did good, but I think Willie did better!

City of New Orleans

D:  000232
A:  002220
G:  320003
E:  022100
C:  032010
Bm: 224432
F#: 244222

  D//// D//// D//// D////
Verse 1

   D             A           D
  Ridin' on the City of New Orleans
   Bm                G             D
  Illinois Central, Monday mornin' rail
   D                A               D
  Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders
   Bm                   A                   D
  Three conducters and twenty-five sacks of mail

Pre chorus 1:

  All along the south bound oddessy
  The train pulls out at Kankenney
   A                                       E
  And rolls along pass houses, farms, and fields

  Passing trains that have no name
  And train yards full of old black men
   A                                   D  
  And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles


   G            A              D
  Good mornin' America how are ya 
       Bm                  G               D
  Say don't you know me?  I'm your native son
  A         D                  A           Bm          
  I'm the train they call The City of New Orleans
               C       G        A                       D
  And I'll be gone five hundred miles before the day is done

Verse 2:

  Playin' cards with the old men in the club car
  Penny a point ain't no one keepin' score
  Pass the paper bag that hold the bottle
  And feel the wheels rumblin' 'neath the floor

Pre-chorus 2:

  And the sons of pullman porters
  And the sons of engineers
  Ride thier fathers magic carpets made of steel

  Mothers with thier babes asleep
  Rockin' to the gentle beat
  And the rythm of the wheels is all they hear




Verse 3:

  Night time on The City of New Orleans
  Changin' cars in Memphis Tennesse
  Halfway home we'll be there be mornin'
  Through the Mississippi darkness rollin' down to the sea

Pre-chorus 3:

  But all the towns and peole seem
  To fade into a bad dream
  And the steal rails still ain't heard the news

  The conducter sings his song again
  Passengers will please refrain
  This train has got the dissapperin' railroad blues


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