Pam Tillis - Detroit City Lyrics




I wanna go home I wanna go home oh how I wanna go home
Last night I went to sleep in Detroit City
And I dreamed about those cotton fields and home
I dreamed about my mother dear old papa sister and brother
I dreamed about that girl who's been waiting for so long
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 make the bars
If only they could read between the lines
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 on a Southbound freight and ride
And go on back to the loved ones I left waiting far behind
I wanna go home I wanna go home oh how I wanna go home





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  1. ayronsmama05

    This man sang like all get out, awesome! And he always dressed so handsomely. Give that man a pair of jeans,,,whew!!

  2. jody Meehan

    Oh my lord I love this stuff

  3. Rosa Andrew

    Loved this man

  4. Gramma Dee

    THANKs always enjoyed mel at a local ranch in the 70s 80s Reedsferry N H many times real friendly to his fans.my fav. SOMETHING SPECIAL
    .THANKS

  5. keith benson

    He had a speech stutter, except when singing 🎶

  6. Rondell Schuyler

    The golden era of country music. Many great entertainers and great songs and memories.

  7. Eugene Horner

    R.I.P MEL.

  8. Rusty Shackleford

    RIP Mel Tillis.

  9. Ben Pellom

    Excellent video of a great singer. I had the pleasure of meeting Mel in Pensacola Beach, FL in th late 1980's. Willard Brown, a local business hired Mel for a corporate shindig. Mel rolled in with his crew in three buses. I remember Mel sayng on stage, "Mr. Willard really knows how to throw a party."

  10. Logan Kirby

    Me during 4-6 periods at school, I want to go home, lol

  11. mary avenatti

    rip mel

  12. Donnie Villers

    Mel you were truly one of the best the singers today can't hold a candle to the older country singers. RIP Mel. You were awesome.

  13. Man of Faith

    down right worthy song for Detroit by MEL Tillis awesome MEL

  14. jerenita fagayan

    I’m singing along,, Mel...
    R.I.P...

  15. Kevin Branam

    Mel Tillis good country singer I'm so proud of his music let's do it everyday when I go to work he's a great country singer my daddy used to this took my mom your sister him all the time I love that old country music button the young country music

  16. Tills Mackie

    Wow, Wow,  Awesome singing, love it

  17. Bill Ingersoll

    I never knew Mel Tillis.

  18. sportsdude2damax

    Have mercy...another Country Music great has passed. Sweet memories of my childhood, teenage years and into my adult life. Thank you for entertaining us with your words and singing, you're already missed!

  19. howard owen

    rip mel

  20. Rhonda Holland

    We are losing all are good singer-songwriter I they go but the new ones just don't cut it they can't make or sing a song the old way , well they with the lord dam the lords geting some good. Songs

  21. James Bond 007

    You are Home Now Mel with the Lord ! . R.I.P. 11/19/2017

  22. James Bond 007

    Detroit .My Home .

  23. ZoneFighter1

    Sorry but for me this is a Charley Pride song. But this is a good version too.

    Tom Forsythe

    Everyone covered it, but Mel wrote it.

    Randy Honea

    ZoneFighter1 Bobby Bare did it to

    Tony Hemingway

    Bobby Bare had the best selling version.

  24. §paethon

    Rest in peace, Mel

    Justus Warner

    §paethon 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😢😢

  25. Wayne Skjelstad

    great song...great performer...one of my folks favorite country singer...RIP Mel......your home.

  26. ayronsmama05

    RIP Mel your home!!

  27. NikkiMi

    💕💕

  28. Sector Seven G

    RIP Mr. Tillis

  29. Judy Bevers

    You are home in heaven now, and the world is a sadder place.

  30. resonantfrequency7125

    RIP Mel Tillis. Always loved!

  31. Jim Lovejoy

    RIP MY SINGING SONGWRITING INSPIRATION HERO

  32. David Costello

    rest in peace mel

  33. faye spendley

    Those 12 people who clicked thumbs down on this must have a tin ear!!!

    David Morley

    faye spendley or have shit in them.

  34. Man of Faith

    awesome piece

  35. BRADLEY KENNETT

    WRITTEN MY MEL AND BOBBY BARE TOOK IT TO NUMBER ONE.. MEL IS ONE OF THE MOST GIFTED WRITERS OF COUNTRY MUSIC..

  36. julie brtek

    One greatest artist in country music A plus

  37. lori wolf

    I Love Mel Tillis Songs N Mel Tillis On Smokey N The Bandit2.N The Old Dogs With Jerry Reed n Mel Tillis N Bobby Bare N Waylon Jeanings.Great Great Job Singing Mel Tillis.

  38. Ray Watts

    Absolutely brilliant

  39. hanna pretorius

    GO CRAZY ABOUT THOSE KEY CHANGES ON THAT GUITAR! LOVE GUITAR MUSIC & WHAT PEOPLE DO WITH THAT INSTRUMENT!!!!!!!! IT'S JUST AMAZING! I'VE GOT A BROTHER THAT IS AMAZING ON GUITARS.

  40. hanna pretorius

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS THE BEST EVER! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Remstäler

    he looks like a mix between Paul Simon & Clint Eastwood i think ;-)

  41. mosernkill heipådeg

    💜 💜 💜

  42. Brenda Hall

    Will I went home to Dan Diego camefrom Oklahoma thank god I'm home praise the lord

  43. red2965

    you answer was Bobby Bare

  44. Mirageman0373

    mel tillis is one of the best counyry singers ever

  45. meko bouza

    good good

  46. lan joe

    I wanna go home, country roads take me HOME

  47. bamasam2002

    sing it Mel!

  48. Aunt Kiki

    Listening to this song makes me miss my dad. He loved Mel Tillis and this was one of his favorite songs (and Coca Cola Cowboy). Thank you for sharing this song.

  49. Franklin Lewis

    MEL.. Great version... And LIVE!

  50. BarTRanch

    Good old Song by Mel.

  51. carol biggs

    love Mel Tillis

  52. Don Vigo

    Mel Tillis wrote this song way back long ago. Please feel free to check his bio.

  53. achatscheibe

    Super Somg von Mel . Gruß Bernd

  54. Diane Raider

    could someone please post steppin out by mel.

  55. davepharo

    co wrote by Danny Dill and Mel Tillis

  56. Randy Willis

    Mel wrote this song!!

  57. Marshall Lanier

    @railfanjack ...It was a long version because there was a talking part in it and as Mel said...."It wou, wou...it would have uh...to umm...be a record....this....uh....this BIG!

  58. Jack Grigsby

    I use to have an album with a long version by Mel. I think he wrote it.