I wanna go home, I wanna go home
Oh, how I wanna go home.

Last night I went to sleep in Detroit City
And I dreamed about those cottonfields 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 wanna go home, I wanna go home
Oh, how I wanna go home.

--- Instrumental ---

Homefolks 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 the bars
If only they could read between the lines.

(Spoken)
'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 think I'll just take my follish pride
An' Put it on a Southbound freight and ride
(Sang)
And go back to the loved ones
The ones that I left behind.

I wanna go home, I wanna go home
Oh, how I wanna go home...
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Detroit City Lyrics

George Jones – Detroit City Lyrics

Songwriters: DON BLACK, JOHN BARRY
Detroit City lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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