G. J. Webb


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MUM00682, 0378

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Cover: drawing of a woman playing piano; text reads The Bromo-Seltzer Collection of 54 Popular Songs; Publisher: x

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Songs -- United States -- 19th Century; Songs --United States -- 20th Century; Popular Music -- United States

Relational Format

music score

Original Format


Original Collection

Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries


First verse
Mid pleasures and palaces, though we may roam, 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;; Home! home! sweet, sweet home, There's no place like home, there's no place like home.
Second verse
An exile from home, splendor dazzles in vain; Oh! give me my lowly thatch'd cottage again; The birds singing gaily, that some at my call; Give me them with that peace of mind, dearer than all, Home! home! sweet, sweet home; There's no place like home, there's no place like home!
Third verse
How sweet tis 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; But give me, oh! give me the peasures of home!
Fourth verse
To thee I'll return overburden'd with care, The heart's dearest solace will smil

Content Disclaimer

The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries.

Home Sweet Home / words by G.J. Webb