Who Sang Detroit City? Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Don Black, John Barry
release date: 1980-11
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock
length: 3:36
writer: Danny Hill, Mel Tillis
Last night I went to sleep in Detroit City
And I dreamed about the cotton fields and home
I dreamed about my mother, dear old papa, sister and brother
And I dreamed about the girl who's been waiting for 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 ake the bars
If only they could read between the lines.

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

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 take my foolish pride
And put it on the south-bound freight and ride
And go on back to the loved ones
The ones that I left waiting so far behind.

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



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 9 to 5
  • 2 Hush-a-Bye Hard Times
  • 3 The House of the Rising Sun
  • 4 Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)
  • 5 Sing for the Common Man
  • 6 Working Girl
  • 7 Detroit City
  • 8 But You Know I Love You
  • 9 Dark as a Dungeon
  • 10 Poor Folks Town