Detroit City

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"Detroit City" is a song written by Danny Dill and Mel Tillis, made famous by Billy Grammer (as "I Wanna Go Home"), country music singer Bobby Bare and Tom Jones. Bare's version was released in 1963. The song — sometimes known as "I Wanna Go Home" (from the opening line to the refrain) — was Bare's first Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart that summer, and became a country music standard.


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2003
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Last night I went to sleep in Detroit City
I dreamed about them cotton fields of home
I dreamed about my mother, dear old pappy, sister and brother
And I dreamed about the girl who's 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 just fine, yes they do
But by day I make the cars and by night I make the bars
If only they could read between the lines

('Cause you know I rode a freight train north to Detroit City)
(And after all these years I find I've just been wastin' my time)
(You know what I'm gonna do)
(I'm gonna take my foolish pride)
(Get it on a southbound freight and let it ride)
(I'm gonna go back to the loved ones)
(The ones I left waiting so far behind)

I want to go home, yeah
I want to go home
Oh, how I want to go home (can't you hear me)

I want to go home
Whoa, baby I want to go home
Oh, how I want to go home (somebody help me)

I want to go home, yeah
I want to go home, whoa oh
Oh, how I want to go home

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Tom Jones

Sir Thomas John Woodward, OBE (born 7 June 1940), known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the British Invasion. Since the mid-1960s, Jones has sung nearly every form of popular music – pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul and gospel – and sold over 100 million records. more »

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Written by: DANNY DILL, MEL TILLIS

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