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Detroit City Lyrics

"Detroit City" was written by Barry, John/black, Don /.
"Detroit City" was written by Barry, John/black, Don /.

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You know 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, sisters and brothers
And I dreamed about a love who's been waiting there so long

I wanna to go home, I wanna to go home
Oh, how I wanna go home

My kinfolks think I'm big in Detroit City
From all the letters that I write, they think I'm fine
By day I make the cars but by night I make all the bars
Oh, if only they'd just read between the lines

They'd know I wanna to go home, I wanna go home
Oh, how I wanna go home

You know I rode a freight train north to Detroit City
And after all these years I find I've just been wasting my time
Think I'll put my foolish pride on a southbound train and ride
Head on back to the loved ones I left waiting there behind

I wanna to go home, I wanna to go home
Oh, how I wanna go home
I wanna to go home, I wanna to go home
Oh, how I wanna go home

I wanna to go home, yes, I wanna to go home
Oh, how I wanna go home
I wanna to go home, yes, I wanna to go home
Oh, how I wanna go home

I wanna to go home

Songwriters
BARRY, JOHN/BLACK, DON /

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