Verse II. 'Twas not for its splendour, That dwelling was dear, 'Twas not that the gay, or The noble was there; O'er the porch the wild rose, And the woodbine entwined, And the sweet scented jessamine, Wav'd in the wind; Yet dearer to me Than proud turretor dome, Were the halls of my fathers, The old house at home. [&] Verse the Third. But now the old house, Is no dwelling for me, The home of the stranger, Henceforth it shall be; And ne'er will I view it, Nor rove as a guest, O'er the evergreen fields, Which my father possess'd Yet still in my slumber, Sweet visions will come, Of the days that are passed, And the old house at home.
Pen and ink music and sketches with added hand-colour; two sheets laid on board. Board 342 x 280mm (13½ x 11"). Laid on board.
Verse two and three of 'The Old House at Home', the 19th century ballad written by Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797-1839). The song came to the public attention after being set to music by Edward Loder and first appeared in his 1838 opera 'Francis the First'. The music has been handwritten and beautifully decorated.
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