DON'T IT MAKE YOU WANT TO GO HOME (Words and Music by Joe South) Brook Benton - 1970 Oh, the whippoorwill roosts on the telephone pole And the Georgia sun goes down Well, it's been a long, long time but I'm glad that I'm Goin' back to my home town Goin' down to the Greyhound station Gonna buy me a one-way fare And if the good Lord's willin' and the creeks don't rise By tomorrow, ah, I'm gonna be there Don't it make you want to go home? 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? 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 meadows used to grow And the strawberries used to grow wild There's a drag strip down by the riverside Where my grandma's cow used to graze Now the grass don't grow and the river don't flow Like it did in my childhood days (Don't it make you wanna go home?) (Don't it make you wanna go home?) All God's children get weary when they roam (Don't it make you) wanna, wanna go home? Background singers sing "It's different, it's different, it's different, so different now " while Brook scats with variations on "Don't it make you wanna go home?" and then "But all God's children get weary when they roam, and don't it make you wanna go home?" "Don't it make you wanna to go home don't it make you wanna go home And now-ah, don't it make you wanna go home, don't it make you wanna go home?" All of God's children get weary when they roam (Don't it make you) SPOKEN: "And" (want to go home?) SPOKEN: I'm goin' home whistling plus a series of (Don't it make you want to go home?) to end