I WANNA GO HOME

Latest update on 22/09/2014

Artist: Billy Grammer
Author: Mel Tillis/Danny Dill
Label: Decca
Year: 1962

Covers:

1963:

Bobby Bare [as Detroit City; hit C&W & US; lonely country boys lured by jobs in the motor city recognized themselves in the "I wanna go home" refrain; country music was no longer a thing of the South exclusively]

1963:

Robert Cogoi [as Je serai mieux chez moi]

1963:

Jan & Dean

1965:

Arthur Alexander [idem]

1965:

Jerry Lee Lewis [idem on his album Country Songs For City Folks]

1965:

Them [melody in Go On Home Baby]

1965:

Joe Tex

1966:

Charley Pride [as Detroit City]

1966:

In-Crowd

1967:

Tom Jones [idem]

1967:

Solomon Burke [idem]

1967:

Dick Rivers [as Je veux rentrer chez moi]

1968:

Mel Tillis [author]

1969:

Hank Williams Jr.

1970:

Dean Martin

1970:

Johnny Cash

1970:

Anita Kerr Singers

1980:

Dolly Parton [all as Detroit City]

2002:

Pam Tillis [the songwriter's daughter on album It's All Relative - Tillis Sings Tillis]

Not to be confused with Lonnie Donegan's I Wanna Go Home ('60), a version of the Caribbean traditional The Wreck Of The John B Sails (see: Histe Up The John B's Sails), although somehow it might have been influential on this one.

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