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City of New Orleans (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel
 Arranged By: Helmut Bickel
 Audio From: Tutorial
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Capo 2nd Fret - 4/4 Time

Verse:
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   G           D             G                 G
      _         _       _     _   _   _   _       _     _
   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
B|-3-3-3---3-|-3-3---3-1-1-|---0-------0-----|-------------|
G|-0---------|-------------|-------0-------0-|-----0-----0-|
D|---0-----0-|-----0---0---|-----0-------0---|---0-----0---|
A|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
E|-3-----3---|-2-----2-----|-3-------3-------|-3-----2-----|
  Riding on the City of     New Orleans

   Em              C             G             D
    _   _   _           _   _       _   _         _   _
   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|---------------|-0-0-0-------|-------------|-------------|
B|-0-0---0-------|-1-----3---3-|---------3---|---------3---|
G|-----------0---|-------------|-----0-------|-2---2-------|
D|-----2-------2-|---2-----2---|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|
A|---------------|-3---3-------|-------------|-------------|
E|-0-------0-----|-------------|-3-----3-----|-2-----2-----|
  Illinois Central Monday morning rail

   G           D             G                 G
      _         _       _     _   _   _   _       _     _
   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
B|-3-3-3---3-|-3-3---3-1-1-|---0-------0-----|-------------|
G|-0---------|-------------|-------0-------0-|-----0-----0-|
D|---0-----0-|-----0---0---|-----0-------0---|---0-----0---|
A|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
E|-3-----3---|-2-----2-----|-3-------3-------|-3-----2-----|
  Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders

   Em              D           G               G
    _   _   _       _             _   _   _       _     _
   | | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|---------------|-----------|---------------|-------------|
B|-0-0---0-------|-3-3-3-3---|---------0-----|---------0-0-|
G|-----------0---|-----------|-0---0-------0-|-----0-------|
D|-----2-------2-|-----0---4-|---0-------0---|---0-----0---|
A|---------------|-----------|---------------|-------------|
E|-0-------0-----|-2-----2---|-3-----3-------|-3-----3-----|
  Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail



   Em                      Bm
      _           _               _       _
   | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | |
e|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
B|-0-0-0---0-|-0-0-0-----|-----------|-----------|
G|-----------|-----------|-4-4-4---2-|-4-4-4-----|
D|---2-----2-|---2-----2-|---4---4---|---4-----4-|
A|-----------|-----------|-2---2-----|-2-----2---|
E|-0-----0---|-0-----0---|-----------|-----------|
  All along the southbound odyssey 
                     the train pulls out at Kankakee

   D                       A
      _           _           _   _   _       _   _   _
   | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |
e|-----------|---------0-|-0-------------|-0-------------|
B|-3-3-3---3-|-3-3-3-----|-2-------2-----|-2-------2-----|
G|-----------|-----------|-----2-------2-|-----2-------2-|
D|---0-----0-|---0-----0-|---2-------2---|---2-------2---|
A|-----------|-----------|-0-----0-------|-0-----0-------|
E|-2-----2---|-2-----2---|---------------|---------------|
  And rolls along past houses, farms and fields
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   Em                      Bm
      _           _               _       _
   | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | |
e|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
B|-0-0-0---0-|-0-0-0-----|-----------|-----------|
G|-----------|-----------|-4-4-4---2-|-4-4-4-----|
D|---2-----2-|---2-----2-|---4---4---|---4-----4-|
A|-----------|-----------|-2---2-----|-2-----2---|
E|-0-----0---|-0-----0---|-----------|-----------|
  Passin' trains that have no names 
                 and freight yards full of old black men

   D             C             G
      _     _         _   _       _   _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|-3---3-----0-|-1-1-1-0-----|---------0---|---------0---|
G|---------2---|---------2-0-|-----0-------|-----0-------|
D|---0-----0---|---2-----2---|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|
A|-------------|-3---3-------|-------------|-------------|
E|-2-----2-----|-------------|-3-----3-----|-3-----3-----|
  And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles


Chorus:
------

   C           D             G
        _         _   _           _         _
   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | |
e|-3-3---3---|-2-2-2---0---|-----------|-----------|
B|-1-1---1---|-3-3-3---3---|-3-----0---|---------0-|
G|-----------|---2-------2-|-0-0-------|-----0---0-|
D|---2-----2-|-0-----0-----|---0-----0-|---0-----0-|
A|-3---3-----|-------------|-----------|-----------|
E|-----------|-------------|-3---3-----|-3-----3---|
 Good morning America        how are you?

   Em            C             G             D
      _   _         _   _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | |
e|-------------|-0-0-0-------|-------------|---------|
B|-0-0-0-------|-1-1-1---3---|-3-------3---|---3---1-|
G|-0-0-0---0---|-------------|-0---0-------|---2---2-|
D|---2-------2-|---2-------2-|---0-------0-|---0---0-|
A|-------------|-3-----3-----|-------------|---------|
E|-0-----0-----|-------------|-3-----3-----|-2---2---|
  See, don't you know me I'm your native son

   G             D             Em            A
      _   _         _   _         _   _         _   _ 
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|---------0---|-------------|-------------|
B|-0---0---0---|-3---3-3-----|-0-------0---|---------2---|
G|-0---0---0---|-2---2-2-----|-----0-------|-----2-------|
D|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---2-------2-|---2-------2-|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|-0-----0-----|
E|-3-----3-----|-2-----2-----|-0-----0-----|-------------|
  I'm the train they call The City of New Orleans

   F   C     D             G
                _   _         _   _
   | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-1-1-0-0-|-2-----------|-------------|
B|-1-1-1-1-|-3-3-3-3-1-0-|---------0---|
G|---------|-2-----------|-----0-------|
D|---3---2-|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|
A|-----3---|-------------|-------------|
E|-1-------|-2-----2-----|-3-----3-----|
  And I'll be gone five hundred
         miles when the day is done


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Lyrics & Chords: (4/4 - Capo 2nd Fret)
---------------

Verse:
-----
G             D           G       '
Riding on the City of New Orleans
Em               C              G    D
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 southbound odyssey the train 
             Bm
pulls out at Kankakee
D                       '              A       '
And rolls along past houses, farms and fields
Em                   '                Bm
Passin' trains that have no names and freight 
               Bm
yards full of old black men
         D                C           G        '
And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles

Chorus:
------
C             D               G    '
Good morning America how are you?
    Em                 C               G    D
See, don't you know me I'm your native son
        G                   D             Em   A
I'm the train they call The City of New Orleans
           [ F            C ]  D                   G
And I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done

Verse:
-----

Dealin' card games with the old men in the club car
Penny a point ain't no one keepin' score
Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle
Feel the wheels rumblin' 'neath the floor

And the sons of pullman porters and the sons of engineers
Ride their father's magic carpets made of steel
Mothers with their babes asleep are rockin' to the gentle beat
And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel

Chorus:
------

Good morning America how are you?
See, 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

Verse:
-----

Nighttime on The City of New Orleans
Changing cars in Memphis, Tennessee
Half way home, 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's got the disappearing railroad blues

Chorus:
------

Good morning America how are you?
See, 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
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