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The Train They Call
City Of New Orleans
Words and Music by Steve Goodman - 1970
 Part 1:
G D G -
Em C G -
G D G -
Em D G -
 Part 2:
Em - Bm -
D - A -
Em - Bm -
D D7 G -
 Part 3:
D7 G -
Em C G D7             D9
G D Em             Em7 A7
Bb              C D              D9 G -           (End)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Part 1:
Riding on the City of New Orleans,
It's the Illinois Central Monday morning rail.
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders,
Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail.
Part 2:
All along the southbound Odyssey,
The train pulls out at Kankakee,
And rolls along past houses, farms and fields.
Passin' towns that have no name,
Freight yards full of old work men,
And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles.
Part 3:
Good morning America how are you?
Say 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 five hundred miles when the day is done.
Listen to Arlo Guthrie perform "City Of New Orleans" (youtube)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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