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Arlo Guthrie - The City Of New Orleans (Chord)
Submitter: slamdozer (0) on 4/22/05 2 comments
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Arlo Guthrie – The City of New Orleans

Intro: G for 2 bars

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 and twenty-five sacks of mail
    Em                                 Bm          
All along the south bound odyssey, the train pulls out of Kenkakee
D                                 A
Rolls along past houses farms and fields
Em                                Bm      
Passing trains that have no name, freight yards full of old black men
        D             D7            G
And the graveyards of rusted automobiles………Chorus

C             D7          G      
Good morning America, how are you?  (night  at  3rd chorus)
     Em                 C                G    D7  D9
Say, don't you know me, I'm your native son
        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

             G              D              G
Dealing card games with the old men in the club car
Em                  C              G
Penny a point ain't no one keeping score
G              D                  G   
Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle
Em              D                   G
Feel the wheels rumbling 'neath the floor
        Em                              Bm          
And the sons of Pullman porters and the sons of engineers
           D                              A
Ride their father's magic carpets made of steel
Em                              Bm          
Mothers with their babes asleep rocking to the gentle beat
        D                      D7       G
And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel………Chorus

G               D           G
Nightime on the City of New Orleans
Em               C              G
Changing cars in Memphis Tennessee
G             D                 G
Half way home we'll be there by morning
            Em                   D                   G
through the Mississippi darkness rolling down to the sea
    Em                               Bm          
But all the towns and people seem to fade into a bad dream
        D                                A
And the steel rail still ain't heard the news
        Em                                Bm      
The conductor sings his songs again, the passengers will please refrain
      D                         D7       G
This train got the disappearing railroad blues………Chorus
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
This is generally the same as the chords already submitted by the other donor.
The lyrics are correct and the chords are complete throught the entire song for easier play and printing.
-slamdozer | 4/22/2005
chrode not right with song if there is a capo on this song you need to put it on there........... it s sucks what happen to New orleans ..........God bless all the people there and hope they get out.....thanks
-txkidcrisp | 9/4/2005
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