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"Detroit City" was written by Dill, Danny / Tillis, Mel.
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I wanna go home
I wanna go home
Ohh 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
Ohh 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 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 put it on a 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

Songwriters
DILL, DANNY / TILLIS, MEL

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., EMI Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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