Detroit City

Cat. #1100 (MFH #767) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on March 12, 1970

Last night I went to sleep in Detroit City
I dreamed about th cotton fields back home
I dreamed about Mother, dear old Dad, sister an' brother
An' about th girl that's been waitin', so long

O, I want'a go home, I want'a go home
O, how I wanna go home

Th home folks think I'm a big shot, in Detroit City
From the letters they write, they think I'm grand
But by day I make th bars, an' by night I make th car
If they only could read between th lines

I wrote a note back home, after th years I'd been waitin'
My times so, I think I'll catch a train
I'll go back home to th one that's been waitin', so long
O, how I wanna' go home

(Ollie "pulled my leg" on this song. If it had been anyone else I would have turned off the recorder).