poet John Howard Payne

John Howard Payne

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

How sweet 'tis to sit 'neath a fond father's smile,
And the caress 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, oh, 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, oh, there's no place like home!

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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  • Ishika (7/9/2019 8:18:00 AM)

    Translate to Hindi

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  • Harry potter (2/14/2019 4:24:00 AM)

    I like it because it touched my heart

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  • M. mariyam (8/27/2018 6:45:00 AM)

    i have a question which place has the poet compared to home

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  • M. mariyam (8/27/2018 6:44:00 AM)

    I love this poem when i read this

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  • Lobsang (4/4/2018 9:35:00 AM)

    The words are heart rending and no translation in any language can do it any justice.

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  • Udvas Sengupta (1/6/2018 6:03:00 AM)

    A great poem. Like it very much. Thank you Mr. Payne for writing such a masterpiece .

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