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City of New Orleans – Song Lyric Sunday – City/State/Country

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City of New Orleans – Song Lyric Sunday – City/State/Country

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For SLS today we have songs that feature ‘city/country/town/state/county’. Thanks, Jim!

To join in this fun weekly challenge, and to see other entries, just click the link below.

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/05/29/it-takes-a-village/

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There are a lot of songs to choose from for this prompt. I always liked this one. It does mention some cities, and America, and even the train is named the City of New Orleans.

It has been recorded by several other artists, including the original songwriter’s, and even Willie Nelson did a cover.

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From a Wiki article:

City of New Orleans” is a country folk song written by Steve Goodman (and first recorded for Goodman’s self-titled 1971 album), describing a train ride from Chicago to New Orleans on the Illinois Central Railroad‘s City of New Orleans in bittersweet and nostalgic terms.

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More info on how this song came to be written can be found on ‘Song Facts’ – https://www.songfacts.com/facts/arlo-guthrie/city-of-new-orleans

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“City of New Orleans”, by Arlo Guthrie, was released in 1972 on his album, “Hobo’s Lullaby”. It was written by Steve Goodman, and is on the Reprise label.

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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 the southbound odyssey
The train pulls out at Kankakee
Rolls along past houses, farms and fields
Passin’ trains that have no name
Freight yards full of old black men
And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles
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
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
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
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 rail still ain’t heard the news
The conductor sings his songs again
The passengers will please refrain
This train got the disappearing railroad blues
Good night, 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
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Steve Goodman
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CEE’S SHARE YOUR WORLD

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CEE’S SHARE YOUR WORLD

Share Your World – May 22, 2017

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Time for another set of questions from Cee, and answers from me! Join in the fun, and see other entries, by clicking the above link. 🙂

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What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? 

I’ve been lucky enough to have done pretty much whatever I’ve wanted to do. Anything else I’ve wanted to do, but haven’t, is just because I’m not motivated enough or have the skills, to learn how to do it, or stick with it long enough. I jump from one thing to another, never getting anything finished.

How often do you get a haircut?

Almost never. I trim the top and bangs myself once in awhile. It’s been many years since I had it cut at a shop.

In regards to puzzle what’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, word search or numeric puzzles?

I like all kinds of these except any numbers ones. Numbers and I don’t get along. Right now I’m into doing the jigsaw puzzles. I seem to get onto one kind, and do that for a long time, then go to another kind. Many crosswords have been done, as have word search. All kinds of ‘pencil puzzles’ are fun.

How many cities have you lived? You can share the number of physical residences and/or the number of cities.

Well, I was having to write them all down, and here’s what I remember from all the years:

  • Lubbock TX – 6 addresses
  • Lawton  OK – 4
  • Clarksville TX – 2
  • Paris TX – 1
  • Greenville TX – 1
  • Beeville TX – 1
  • Sinton TX – 1
  • Ft. Hood TX – 1
  • Levelland TX – 2
  • Junction City KS – 1
  • Sagamihara Japan – 3
  • Furth/Nuremburg Germany – 1

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