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Home Sweet Home by John Howard Payne

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Home Sweet Home by John Howard Payne (1791-1852). This is the LibriVox Weekly Poetry project for the week beginning November 13th to November 20th, 2011.

Originally from the Opera ‘Clari, Maid of Milan,’ ‘Home! Sweet Home!’ is John Howard Payne’s most famous work. Written in 1823 it has been widely quoted and referenced in other works ever since.(Summary by Lucy Perry)

 
http://www.archive.org/download/homesweethome_1111_librivox/homesweethome_payne_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=2m 15s (mp3@64kb)

Sincere apologies for the delay in updating this project page. I’ve been predisposed 😦

Download locations: mp3 128kb : mp3 64kb : ogg vorbis.
Catalogue pages: LibriVox, Internet Archive.
Zip of the entire book (13MB@64kb), featuring all 12 readers of this poem.

Home Sweet Home
Mid pleasures and palaces though we 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 through the world, is ne’er met with elsewhere.
Home! home! sweet, sweet home!
There ‘s no place like home!

An exile from home, splendor dazzles in vain:
O, give me my lowly thatched cottage again!
The birds singing gayly that came at my call;—
Give me them,—and the peace of mind dearer than all!
Home! home! sweet, sweet home!
There ‘s no place like home!

How sweet ‘t is to sit ‘neath a fond father’s smile,
And the cares of a mother to soothe and beguile!
Let others delight mid new pleasures to roam,
But give me, oh, give me, the pleasures of home!
Home! home! sweet, sweet home!
There ‘s no place like home!

To thee I ‘ll return, overburdened with care;
The heart’s dearest solace will smile on me there;
No more from that cottage again will I roam;
Be it ever so humble, there ‘s no place like home.
Home! home! sweet, sweet home!
There ‘s no place like home!

This week’s poem can be found here.

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