220px-Hobo's_Lullaby#9 – Arlo Guthrie – “City of New Orleans” – (1972)

Arlo Guthrie, folk music royalty, released his best song in 1972. It’s actually a cover of a song by Steve Goodman, which was released the year before. It’s about a train going from Chicago to New Orleans and it was a top 20 hit for Guthrie – his biggest. It’s great.