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    City Of New Orleans

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    City Of New Orleans
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      Lyrics for John Denver - "City Of New Orleans"

      Riding on the City of New Orleans
      Illinois Central, Monday morning rail
      Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders
      Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail
      All along a southbound odyssey
      The train pulls out of Kankakee
      Rolls along past houses, farms and fields
      Passin' towns that have no name
      Freight yards full of old black men
      The graveyards of the rusted automobiles

      Singing good morning America, how are you?
      Saying, don't you know me I'm your native son?
      I'm the train they call the City of New Orleans
      I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done

      Dealing cards with the old men in the club car
      Penny a point, ain't no one keeping score
      Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle
      Feel the wheels a rumbling beneath the floor

      And the sons of Pullman porters
      And the sons of engineers
      Ride their fathers' magic carpet made of steel
      And mothers with their babes asleep
      Rockin' to the gentle beat
      And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel
      Singing good morning America, how are you?
      Saying don't you know me, I'm your native son?
      I'm the train they call the City of New Orleans
      I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done

      Night time on the City of New Orleans
      Changing cars in Memphis, Tennessee
      Halfway home and we'll be there by morning
      Through the Mississippi darkness rolling down to the sea
      But all the towns and people seem
      To fade into a bad dream
      And the steel rails still ain't heard the news
      The conductor sings his song again
      The passengers will please refrain
      This train has got the disappearing railroad blues

      Singing good morning America, how are you?
      Saying don't you know me, I'm your native son?
      I'm the train they call the City of New Orleans
      I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done

      SONGWRITERS:
      STEVE GOODMAN
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