by John Howard Payne (1791 - 1852)

Home, Sweet Home
Language: English 
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 with 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
Give me them with the peace of mind dearer than all.
Home! Home!
Sweet, sweet home!
There's no place like home
There's no place like home!

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation from Volkslieder (Folksongs) ; composed by Franz Wilhelm Abt.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Max Spicker.

Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2021-02-16
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Word count: 104