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mfa7050 Home Sweet Home:

"Home! Sweet Home!" (also known as "Home, Sweet Home") is a song that has remained well known for over 150 years. Adapted from American actor and dramatist John Howard Payne's 1823 opera Clari, or the Maid of Milan, the song's melody was composed by Englishman Sir Henry Bishop with lyrics by Payne.

When the song was published separately, it immediately became very popular especially in the USA throughout the American Civil War.

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