"Detroit City" as written by Gavin Ragnar Jones, Tebey Ottoh, Benjamin Alexander Kohn, Thomas Andrew Barnes and Peter Norman Kelleher....
I want to go home I want to go home oh how I want to 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
And I dreamed about that girl who's been waiting for so long
I want to go home I want to go home oh how I want to go home
[ guitar ]
Old 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 and by night I make all the bars
If only they could read between the lines
Now you know I rode the freight train north to Detroit City
And I've drove this while I find I've just been wastin' my time
So I think I'm gonna pack up my foolish pride put it on that Southbound train and ride
And I'll go back to the loved ones the ones I left behind
I want to go home I want to go home oh how I want to go home
[ guitar ]


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"Detroit City" as written by John Barry Don Black

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