Who Sang The Wrong Direction Home? Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton My Tennessee Mountain Home cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1973-4-21
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 2:31
composer: Dolly Parton
lyricist: Dolly Parton
In a shingle covered cottage at the foothills of blue stacks
Near a mountain stream that's flowing crystal clear
Where the humming birds and honey bees feed on Mama's roses
My mem'ries just grow sweeter with the years
Mem'ries of my childhood are as sweet as mountain honey
And as fresh as a dew on morning glory vines
I grew up surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature
And they're forever present in my mind
But I'm headed in the wrong direction home
Headed in the wrong direction home
There's no place like home
But I'm headed in the wrong direction home
Teardrops mingled with the summer rain that was a falling
The day I left my mountain home behind
With a suitcase in my hand and a hope in my heart I was following a dream I had to find
In that shingled covered cottage at the foothills of the smokies
Waits a family hat I'm longing to see
And mountain streams and fields of green And rolling hills stay in my dreams
But I'm many, many miles from Tennessee
And still headed in the wrong direction home Headed in the wrong direction home
But maybe I'll get back before too long But I'm headed in the wrong direction home

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Letter
  • 2 I Remember
  • 3 Old Black Kettle
  • 4 Daddy’s Working Boots
  • 5 Dr. Robert F. Thomas
  • 6 In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)
  • 7 My Tennessee Mountain Home
  • 8 The Wrong Direction Home
  • 9 Back Home
  • 10 The Better Part of Life
  • 11 Down on Music Row