|"Home, Sweet Home"|
Cover of the sheet music for a version published in 1914.
|Lyricist(s)||John Howard Payne|
"Home! Sweet Home!" (also known as "Home, Sweet Home") is a song that has remained well known for over 150 years. Adapted from American actor and dramatist John Howard Payne's 1823 opera Clari, or the Maid of Milan, the song's melody was composed by Englishman Sir Henry Bishop with lyrics by Payne. Bishop had earlier published a more elaborate version of this melody, naming it 'A Sicilian Air', but he later confessed to having written himself.
The song's lyrics are:
- Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam
- Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home
- A charm from the skies seems to hallow us there
- Which seek thro' the world, is ne'er met elsewhere
- Home! Home!
- Sweet, sweet home!
- There's no place like home
- There's no place like home!
- An exile from home splendor dazzles in vain
- Oh give me my lowly thatched cottage again
- The birds singing gaily that came at my call
- And gave me the peace of mind dearer than all
- Home, home, sweet, sweet home
- There's no place like home, there's no place like home!