How the song Home! Sweet Home! Came to be

One tune that has made its way into popular culture is the song containing the line “There’s no place like home”. The proper title is Home! Sweet Home! It was written in 1823 for the opera Clari, the Maid of Milan. Using the lyrics by the Opera’s writer, John Howard Payne the composer Henry Bishop was able to sculpt a new song around a different melody. If you are looking to find a place that you can call home then you might be in the need for some Conveyancing news. Helpful information about the conveyancing process is available in the link included.

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Payne saw very little of the money. The publishers made a lot out of the tune not only keeping it  as an operatic number.   However, it was Bishop’s idea to reintroduce the song as a parlour tune. This is where it was picked up by the general public. Composers made their money out of selling sheet music and it soon became an extremely popular purchase with the music buying public. Once it was released it was a common occurrence to hear it in pubs and in living rooms being sung around the family piano.

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The song was also included in several silent movies. This further increased its range and popularity some 90 years after it’s release. It was used in a film to try and get the members of a bar to leave at closing time. One other interesting fact is that it was banned from being played by the Union army in the North American Civil War. The Generals were concerned it would promote melancholia and result in mass desertion.