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Detroit City

In the style of

Bobby Bare

Lyrics

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 cotton fields
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

home folks 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

'cause you know
i rode a 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
put it on the
southbound freight
and ride

and go on back
to the loved ones
the ones that
i left waitin'
so far behind

i wanna go home
i wanna go home
oh how
i wanna go home

i wanna go home
i wanna go home
oh how
i wanna go home

Details

  • Duration : 3:13
  • Key : E
  • Genre : Country
  • Year released : 1963
  • Language : English

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