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Home Sweet Home

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About Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home was written by American lyricist John Howard Payne and English composer Sir Henry Bishop for an opera that was first produced in London in 1823. The song became hugely popular throughout the United States, and was a favorite of both Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.

(see Songs in the Life of Abraham Lincoln: Ballad of America Volume 3   for additional notes on this song)

Lyrics to Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

chorus:

Home! Home!
Sweet, sweet home!
There's no place like home
There's no place like home

verses:

'Mid pleasures and palaces
Though I may roam
Be it ever so humble
There's no place like home

A charm from the sky
Seems to hallow us there
Which seek thro' the world
Is ne'er met with elsewhere

(chorus)

To thee, I'll return
O verburdened with care
The heart's dearest solace
W ill smile on me there

No more from that cottage
A gain I will roam
Be it ever so humble
There's no place like home

(chorus)

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Compact Disc with Home Sweet Home

This song is available on the compact disc:
Ballad of America Volume 3: Songs in the Life of Abraham Lincoln
Home Sweet Home is on the album Ballad of America Volume 3: Songs in the Life of Abraham Lincoln

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