Detroit City Lyrics

Bobby Bare


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Danny Dill, Mel Tillis
album: Track 1 in album Detroit City
release date: 1963-8
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Ballad/Vocal
length: 2:51

Cover Art

Bobby Bare Detroit City cover art
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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

Hmm, I want to go home...


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Detroit City
  • 2 Is It Wrong
  • 3 Lorena
  • 4 Shame on Me
  • 5 I'd Fight the World
  • 6 Dear Wastebasket
  • 7 All American Boy
  • 8 I Don't Believe I'll Fall in Love Today
  • 9 Brooklyn Bridge
  • 10 She Called Me Baby
  • 11 The Gods Were Angry With Me
  • 12 Book of Love