John Howard Payne

(9 June 1791 – 10 April 1852 / New York City, New York)

John Howard Payne Poems

1. Sibyl 4/20/2010
2. Thorgerda 1/1/2004
3. Love's Autumn 1/1/2004
4. Song's End 1/1/2004
5. Cadences 1/1/2004
6. Home, Sweet Home 1/3/2003
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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, oh, 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 gayly, that come 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, oh,...

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