HOME, SWEET HOME

JOHN HOWARD PAYNE

 

 

 

 

1.     Reader 1     'Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,

2.                  Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home;

3.     Reader 2     A charm from the sky seems to hallow us there,

4.                  Which, seek through the world, is ne'er met with elsewhere.

5.     All          Home, home, sweet, sweet home!

6.                  There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

 

7.     Reader 3     An exile from home, splendor dazzles in vain.

8.                  Oh, give me my lowly thatched cottage again!

9.     Reader 4     The birds singing gaily, that came at my call -

10.                             Give me them - and the peace of mind, dearer than all!

11.                All          Home, home, sweet, sweet home!

12.                             There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

 

13.                Reader 5     I gaze on the moon as I tread the drear wild

14.                             And feel that my mother now thinks of her child,

15.                Reader 6     As she looks on that moon from our own cottage door

16.                             Thro' the woodbine, whose fragrance shall cheer me no more.

17.                All          Home, home, sweet, sweet home!

18.                             There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

 

19.                Reader 7     How sweet 'tis to sit 'neath a fond father's smile

20.                             And the caress of a mother to soothe and beguile!

21.                Reader 8     Let others delight 'mid new pleasure to roam,

22.                             But give me, oh, give me, the pleasures of home,

23.                All          Home, home, sweet, sweet home!

24.                             There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

 

25.                Reader 9     To thee I'll return, overburdened with care.

26.                             The heart's dearest solace will smile on me there.

27.                Reader 10    No more from that cottage again will I roam.

28.                             Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.

29.                All          Home, home, sweet, sweet home!

30.                             There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

 

 

 

 

Glossary:

‘neath – beneath

‘tis – it is

‘mid – amid

Beguile – charm

Drear – dreary

Exile – a person separated from his/her country

Hallow – to honor as holy

Humble – modest or unimportant

Ne’er – never

Solace – comfort

Thatched – roof covered with straw

Thro’ – through

Tread – walk upon

Woodbine – a vine such as honeysuckle or Virginia creeper