The City Of New Orleans
Arlo Guthrie
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Good morning America, how are you
Said 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
1972
18
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1972
  • peaked at No. 4 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 1972
  • from the Arlo Guthrie album Hobo's Lullaby (1972)
  • written by Steve Goodman, about a train ride he took from Chicago to New Orleans on the Illinois Central railroad line
  • produced by Lenny Waronker, John Pilla
  • Steve Goodman wrote the song in 1970 - it appeared on his 1971 album Steve Goodman with the single of "City of New Orleans" peaking at No. 113 on the Hot 100 in 1972 - Goodman died of leukemia at the age of 36 in 1984
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