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    "Detroit City" Lyrics

    Roy Drusky

    (Mel Tillis - Danny Dill)

    Last night I went to sleep in Detroit City
    And I dreamed about the cottonfields back home
    I dreamed about my mother dear ol' papa sister and brother
    And I dreamed about the girl who's waited for so long,

    I wanna go home, I wanna go home, oh Lord, I wanna go home.

    --- Instrumental ---

    Homefolks think I'm big in Detroit City

    From the letters that I write they think I'm fine
    By day I make the cars by night I make the bars
    If only they could read between the lines.

    You know I rode a freight train north to Detroit City
    And after so many years, well, I find that
    I've just wasted my life here all alone
    I believe I'm gonna put my foolish pride
    On a Southbound freight and I'm gonna ride
    That's what I'm gonna do and I'm gonna go
    Back to that girl who loves me and who's waited so long.

    I wanna go home, I wanna go home, oh Lord, I wanna go home.

    --- Instrumental ---

    I wanna go home, I wanna go home...
    This song was submitted on July 16th, 2009 and last modified on November 24th, 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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