Saturday, April 07, 2007

For Donna



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Home, Sweet Home
John Howard Payne
(1791-1852)


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!


Welcome home dear sister! You were missed!
Love, Janet

5 comments:

Donna Boucher said...

Thank you, Jamet!

It is so good to be home!

Be it ever so humble.
There's no place like home.

Okay...I feel like weeping again.
What's the matter with me?

Love you!
Donna

Janet said...

You're a little tired. Go get some rest.

XXOO

janice, a sis said...

Finally, I can comment, I've been having some trouble.
Nice post on your snazy new blog page.

Lynn in WI said...

Someone get that girl some Kleenex!

Lovely post, Janet. ;) You're a good sister.

Dana said...

How thoughtful!!

Dana in GA