Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home?

(Originally a #27 country hit for Joe South in 1969.) 

Don't it make you want to go home, now
Don't it make you want to go home
All God's children get weary when they roam
Don't it make you want to go home
Don't it make you want to go home

Oh, the whipporwhills roost on the telephone poles
When the Georgia sun goes down
Well, it's been a long time, but I'm glad to say that I'm
Going back down to my home town
Goin' down to the Greyhound station
Gonna buy us a one way fare
Good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise
Tomorrow we'll be right there

Don't it make you want to go home, now
Don't it make you want to go home
All God's children get weary when they roam
Don't it make you want to go home
Don't it make you want to go home

But there's a six lane highway down by the creek
Where I went skinny dippin' as a child
And a drive-in show where the meadow used to grow
And the strawberries used to grow wild
There's a drag strip down by the riverside
Where my grandma's cows used to graze
But the grass don't grow and the river don't flow
Like it did in our childhood days

Don't it make you want to go home, now
Don't it make you want to go home
All God's children get weary when they roam
Don't it make you want to go home
Don't it make you want to go home

Don't it make you want to go home, now
Don't it make you want to go home
All God's children get weary when they roam
And God, how I want to go home
Don't it make you want to go home

Words and music by Joe South 1969 Lowery Music, Inc. (BMI). All rights reserved.


Discology Single: Mega 615-0089, 1972 Albums: TWO SIDES OF JACK & MISTY (Mega M31-1009, 1972) LIFE AND DEATH (and almost everything else). (Omni OMNI-102, 2005 (Australia)) TWO SIDES... ONE MORE TIME! (Archeological Records AR 0806, 2006)

 

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