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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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Last night, I went to sleep in Detroit City
And I dreamed about those cotton fields back home
I dreamed about my mother, dear old papa, sister and brother
And I dreamed about that girl who's waited for so long

I wanna go home, I wanna go home
Oh, Lord, I wanna go home

Home folks 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 the freight train, north to Detroit City
And after so many years, well, I find that
I 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
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
I wanna go home, I wanna go home

Songwriters
BARRY, JOHN/BLACK, DON /

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