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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for City Of New Orleans that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

Arlo Guthrie's, "City Of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
And all the thousand people seem to fade into a bad dream.
Original Lyrics:
And all the towns and people seem to fade into a bad dream.
Arlo Guthrie's, "City Of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fifteen cars and fifteen wrestlin' spiders
Three conductors and twenty-five sock in May.
Original Lyrics:
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders
Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail.
Arlo Guthrie's, "City Of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Graveyards full of old black men.
Original Lyrics:
Freight yards full of old black men.
Arlo Guthrie's, "City Of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm the plain they call the city of New Orleans
Original Lyrics:
I'm the train they call the City of New Orleans
Arlo Guthrie's, "City Of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Won't you b*** me and my teenage son?
Original Lyrics:
Don't you know me, I'm your native son.
Johnny Cash's, "City of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
All along the southbound hard to sea
The train pulls out to Kentucky.
Original Lyrics:
All along the southbound Odyssey
The train pulls out to Kankakee.
Arlo Guthrie's, "City of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
All along the southbound on the sea
The train pulls out of Cranky Quay
Original Lyrics:
All along the southbound odyssey
The train pulls out of Kankakee
Arlo Guthrie's, "City of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't you know me, I'm your naked son
Original Lyrics:
Don't you know me, I'm your native son
Arlo Guthrie's, "City of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders
Three conductors on twenty five cents a day
Original Lyrics:
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders
Three conductors and twenty five sacks of mail
Arlo Guthrie's, "City of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fifteen cars and fifteen wrestler's idols
Three conductors and twenty five Saxon men
Original Lyrics:
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders
Three conductors and twenty five sacks of mail
Arlo Guthrie's, "City of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
We conducted twenty-five sets of men
Original Lyrics:
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders
Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail.
Arlo Guthrie's, "The City Of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Freakin' doctors, and twenty-five sacks of mail
Original Lyrics:
Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail
Arlo Guthrie's, "The City Of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
The train pulls out again for keeps.
[Later]
And the sons of Old Man Porter's.
Original Lyrics:
The train pulls out of Kankakee.
[Later]
And the sons of Pullman Porters.
Arlo Guthrie's, "The City of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the sons of poor men's daughters
Original Lyrics:
And the sons of Pullman Porters.
Arlo Guthrie's, "The City of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rockin' Doctor sings his song again
The passengers will please refrain
Original Lyrics:
The conductor sings his song again
The passengers will please refrain

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