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Subject: MUS ADD: City of New Orleans
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 17 Nov 98 - 01:42 AM

MIDI file: newor-nu.mid

Timebase: 120

TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: C
Tempo: 145 (410959 microsec/crotchet)
Start
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Subject: Cords for City of New Orleans
From:
Date: 19 Nov 98 - 01:46 PM

Could anyone tell me where to get the cords for the City of New Orleans


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Subject: RE: Cords for City of New Orleans
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 19 Nov 98 - 07:30 PM

Dear Anonymous,

You can try this at the Steve Goodman web-site. click here

These are pretty close.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Cords for City of New Orleans
From: CLRK GRIZ 2 AOL.com.
Date: 25 Sep 99 - 10:09 PM


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Subject: RE: Cords for City of New Orleans
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Sep 99 - 11:39 PM

Since he wrote it, you're right RiB...they might be sorta' close.

Now personally, I would have never done cords on the City of New Orleans. The standards were a bit higher so at the very minimum, I'd go for wool blend slacks and a herringbone sports coat with elbow patches. Of course if you were on the NYC 20th Century or PRR Broadway Limiteds...well, I think dinner jackets were common in the dining and smoking cars.......never cords.

Spaw


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Subject: Chords Add: CITY OF NEW ORLEANS
From: _gargoyle
Date: 26 Sep 99 - 01:13 AM

No doubt.... there will be critics within the current-day Mudcat Forum....who proclaim that THEY know the correct chording for this song ...and that THIS version doesn't work for them (however, they are too busy chatting/catting or can't/won't post their better version).....others in the Forum will debate the phrase of "old black men" and ponder the predjudices of the past....however, IF you have a small semblance of an "ear for music" you can work out the correct timing for the chord breaks. Work hard....have fun..... be safe...and I hope this helps rather than hinders your quest.

Your humble servant _gargoyle

This is from the Arlo Guthrie version: (accented one beats)

Intro in G: two measures

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 southbound odyssey, the train pulls out of Kankakee
/D..../........../....../......../A///]
Rolls along past houses farms and fields
/Em....../........../......./..../Bm....../......../........./]
Passing trains that have no name, freight yards of old black men
/...D..../........D7
And graveyards of rusted automobiles.

Chorus:

/C...../.....D7.../..../..G......///]
Good morning America, how are you?
../..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.


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Subject: RE: Cords for City of New Orleans
From:
Date: 26 Sep 99 - 11:05 PM

Thanks Mr. Gargoyle the chords work great for me no problem


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Subject: RE: Cords for City of New Orleans
From: DonMeixner
Date: 26 Sep 99 - 11:33 PM

Spaw,

I agree with you, cords would have been a little gauche. Dinner wear would be a little over the top, however. When last in Chicago by train, The Lakeshore Limited, I found my Oshkosh B'Gosh bibs to be just the ticket when worn with my Arrow shirt, Ralph Lauren tie, Pendleton jacket, elbow patches intact. For a lid, I chose my navy-blue K-Rugged engineer's cap. A high shine on my oxblood brogues and I was set for the trip.

So few people these days appreciate the importance of proper travel attire.

Don


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Subject: Lyr Add: CITY OF NEW ORLEANS (parody)
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 27 Sep 99 - 07:49 AM

G'day,
Here's how the words might have been if written by a young man meeting his real father for the first time:-

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS

I've travelled from the City of New Orleans
I tracked you down to Memphis Tennessee
It's taken such a long, long time to find you
But you meant so much to my mama and me
Do you remember long ago
You travelled round and made your dough
Sellin' life insurance door to door
I guess you've made your pile since then
You spend your time among rich men
Like predators you prey upon the poor.

Good mornin' Mr Business Man how are you
Say don't you know me, I'm your natural son
I was conceived the day you wandered through New Orleans
You were gone 500 miles when the day was done.

Night time in the City of New Orleans
You knocked upon a poor young lady's door
I guess you sold her more than life insurance
When day had dawned you'd left for Baltimore
But you don't know how hard it's been
Our lives have been a bad dream
All this time you still ain't heard the news
But here I am I've found my dad
From now on life won't be bad
'Cause now you've got the re-appearing offspring blues.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Cords for City of New Orleans
From: Art Thieme
Date: 27 Sep 99 - 09:44 AM

Some things are holy. That's why I won't even begin to read the new lyrics. Just won't allow those new words to be injected into my brain. I'm sure they are good and scan great, but I don't want Steve's song changed forever in my head. When Fred Waring put words to the Nutcracker Suite, someone gave it to me as a gift when I was five years old. To this day, I hear all those lyrics. No offense meant Alan, but I just won't read 'em.

Respectfully,

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Cords for City of New Orleans
From: JedMarum
Date: 27 Sep 99 - 10:33 AM

spaw and don -

I think you might be making too much of the fashion issue. These days, there are clothing choices that run the gamut of fashion, from shorts and tees to knitted ensembles ... all can be trendy, all can be appropriate. I don't think one should have to limit oneself to herringbone sports coat with (or without) elbow patches, and Oshkosh B'Gosh bibs may be fine for some while others find them too confining, lacking in true expression. I think the author's original request for cords may be acceptable, under today's fashion guidelines. After all the sky's the limit - and I've seen some really classy cords on the racks for this Fall!


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Subject: RE: Cords for City of New Orleans
From: _gargoyle
Date: 27 Sep 99 - 11:28 PM

Nice parody.....

thoroughly enjoyed it...

nice biting sarcasim that only stings those

to whom the whip strikes closest.


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Subject: RE: Cords for City of New Orleans
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 28 Sep 99 - 02:07 AM

Gargoyle, I checked the chords at the site linked by Roger but couldn't make them work. Yours are fine--just about the way I'd worked it out, and you filled the gaps where I wasn't sure. Thanks. --seed


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Subject: RE: Cords for City of New Orleans
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 28 Sep 99 - 03:36 AM

G'day Art,
No offense taken - I feel exactly the same way about parodies of a couple of songs, one in particular. However I do retain the right to write parodies as the mood takes me :o)

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Cords for City of New Orleans
From: Art Thieme
Date: 28 Sep 99 - 11:20 AM

Alan,

True. You're right. I do it too. As below of a fine song written by Utah Phillips: "Touch Me"

Touch me when I'm bowling,
Touch me when I'm snowmobiling,
When I'm cleanming the cat litter,
Surprise me with your hands,
And lightly,
With kung foo.
Touch me.

Art


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Subject: RE: Cords for City of New Orleans
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 28 Sep 99 - 02:54 PM

argh! there goes that song I posted as "most romantic." THANKS Art ... i think ...

MA


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Subject: City of New Orleans
From: GUEST,ALBO
Date: 29 Aug 01 - 03:59 AM

I am looking for the guitar chords for this song, can anyone help?
Al


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: City of New Orleans
From: Pene Azul
Date: 29 Aug 01 - 04:11 AM

Chords here. I'll see if I can find a tab.

Jeff


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: City of New Orleans
From: Pene Azul
Date: 29 Aug 01 - 04:15 AM

Chords (slightly different)

Jeff


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: City of New Orleans
From: GUEST,ALBO
Date: 29 Aug 01 - 04:54 AM

Many thanks,
Al


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