Home, Sweet Home – Song from the Civil War
Lyrics by John Howard Payne
Melody by Sir Henry Bishop
Arranged for 3 C Flutes with optional vocalist by Lisa Sherwood
During the Civil War, this song was a favorite among soldiers on both sides. Among several Civil war accounts, it was said that the soldiers were singing various songs at their separate camps along the Potomac river. One soldier began to sing Home, Sweet Home and men on both sides of the river began to sing the song together.
This arrangement was created for Chamber Music with Flute's performance at Battery Hooper Days 2013, held at the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum in Fort Wright, Kentucky.