Tom Jones - Detroit City
(D. Dill; M. Tillis)
Decca AT 15 060

Last night I went to sleep in Detroit City
And I dreamed about those cotton fields at home
I dreamed about my mother
Dear old Papa, Sister and brother

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!

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
And by night I make the bars
If only they could read between the lines!

You know
I rode a freight train North to Detroit City
After all these years
I find that I've just been wastin' my time
So I just think I'll take my foolish pride
Put on a South bound freight and ride
Goin' back to the love ones
The ones I left waitin' so far behind

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