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Jim Ed Brown and the Browns Lyrics
"Detroit City"

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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 is from the album "Country's Best on Record [RCA Victor]".