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    "Detroit City" Lyrics

    Mel Tillis

    (Mel Tillis - Danny Dill)

    I wanna go home, I wanna go home
    Oh Lord, 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
    And I dreamed about the girl that's been waiting for so long.

    I wanna go home, I wanna go home
    Oh Lord, I wanna go home.

    --- Instrumental ---

    Now the homefolks think I'm big in Detroit City
    From the letters that I write they think I'm just fine
    By day I make the cars and by night I'm a making the bars
    Lord, if only they could read between the lines.

    As you know I rode a long black freight train way up north to Detroit City
    But after all these years I find that, well, I've just been wastin' my time
    But you know what I think, I'm gonna do folks, I'm gonna take my foolish pride
    And put it on a Southbound freight and ride.

    I wanna go home. I wanna go home
    Oh Lord, I wanna go home...
    This song was submitted on August 30th, 2006 and 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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