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    Jim Ed Brown and the Browns / Lyrics

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    "Detroit City" Lyrics

    Jim Ed Brown and the Browns

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    (Mel Tillis - Danny Dill)

    I wanna go home, I wanna go home
    Oh, how I wanna go home.

    Last night I went to sleep in Detroit City
    And I dreamed about those cottonfields and home
    I dreamed about my mother, dear old papa, sister and brother
    I dreamed about that girl who's been waiting for so long.

    I wanna go home, I wanna go home
    Oh, how I wanna go home.

    --- Instrumental ---

    Homefolks think I'm big in Detroit City
    From the letters that I write they think I'm fine
    But by day I make the cars, by night I make the bars
    If only they could read between the lines.

    You know I rode the freight train north to Detroit City
    And after all these years I find I've just been wastin' my time
    So I just think I'll take my foolish pride
    And I'll put on a Southbound freight and ride.

    And go on back to the loved ones
    The ones I left waiting so far behind
    I wanna go home, I wanna go home
    Oh, how I wanna go home...
    This song was last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Don Black, John Barry.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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