Home, Sweet Home

Words & Music:

John H. Payne & Henry R. Bishop


There is a very easy instrumental arrangement of this in the January 2007 issue of Acoustic Guitar.


     C    F        C       G7            C

'Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,

      C F     C               G  G7         C

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.



F     G7           C                   G7            C

Home, home, sweet, sweet home, there's no place like home.

F     G7           C                   G7            C

Home, home, sweet, sweet home, there's no place like home.


I gaze on the moon as I tread the drear wild,

And feel that my mother now thinks of her child;

As she looks on that moon from our own cottage door,

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




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 and that peace of mind, dearer than all.




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