Detroit City
Written by Danny Dill & Mel Tillis
Chord-chart by Lynn Lewis

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G / D / |G / / Last night I went to sleep in Detroit City, / |D / / / |G / / / And I dreamed a-bout those cotton fields and home, C / / / |G / / / I dreamed a-bout my mamma, dear old papa sister and brother, |A / / / |D / / And I dreamed a-bout the girl who has been waiting for so long.

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/ |G / / / |C / / / I wanna go home, I wanna go home, D / / / |G / / / | Oh how I wan-na go home.

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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'm a makin' the bars, If only they could read between the lines.

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(spoken) 'cause you know I rode the freight train north to Detroit City, And after all these years I find I've just been wastin' my time, So I just think I'll take my foolish pride, And put it on a Southbound freight and ride, And go on back to the loved ones .... The ones that I left waitin' so far behind.

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