Detroit City

by The Bobby Bare

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I want to go home, I want to go home,
Oh Lord, 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,
whose been waitin' for so long,

I want to go home, I want to go home,
Oh, how I want to 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,

As 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 a southbound freight and ride
Go on back to the loved ones,
The ones that I left waitin' so far behind

I want to go home, I want to go home,
Oh, how I want to go home,

I want to go home . . .