Detroit City (Mel Tillis and Danny Dill) Last night I went to sleep in Detroit City And I dreamed about the cotton fields and home I dreamed about my mother, dear old papa, sister and brother And I dreamed about the girl who's been waiting for long. Refrain: 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. Refrain: Cause 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 So I just think I'll take my foolish pride And put it on the south-bound freight and ride And go on back to the loved ones The ones that I left waiting so far behind. Refrain: Recorded by Bobby Bare Copyright 1962 Cedarwood Publishing Co. GG apr97
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