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Help:Lyrics & Singer-song about no place like home

GUEST,Gene 03 Jun 08 - 06:08 PM
Cool Beans 03 Jun 08 - 07:54 PM
12-stringer 04 Jun 08 - 12:56 AM
GUEST,Jane 29 Jul 10 - 08:35 PM
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Subject: Help: Lyrics & Singer
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 06:08 PM

A few days ago, I received this Email from a net pal!

......need help with a song I thought of the other day??
I think it may be a revised version of "Home Sweet Home" or
"There is No Place Like Home".

It begins--Mid Pleasures and palaces, Though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble there is no Place like home

and then on --- with Home, Home Sweet Home,There,s no place like home.

And another part of a verse I remember is--

I had a little wife she was the pleasure of my life
and there is no place like Home .... and on.

and then another verse--

When you come home tired from a hard days work,
six or seven kids greet ya with their faces full of dirt,
they wipe half of their supper on the tail of your shirt,
and there is no place like home.


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Subject: RE: Help: Lyrics & Singer
From: Cool Beans
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 07:54 PM

It's like "The Man Who Wrote the 'Home Sweet Home' Never Was a Married Man," but not quite. (Second line: "He never had no lovin' wife to beat him with a fryin' pan.") I wonder if there's a whole sub-genre of songs like that. Anyway, that particular song is sung by the New Lost City Ramblers, though they learned it from a much older recording.


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Subject: RE: Help:Lyrics & Singer-song about no place like home
From: 12-stringer
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 12:56 AM

It's definitely not "Man Who Wrote Home Sweet Home," but I suspect it might be "There's No Place Like Home for a Married Man," which is another old time hillbilly composition in the same genre.

Asa Martin recorded this for Gennett in the late 1920s, and again in the 1970s on his Rounder LP "Dr Ginger Blue," which is out of print.
In this thread thread.cfm?threadid=5077 Mudcatter Pete Peterson speaks of singing this song, among others, on the night before the wedding of friends who got married despite the serenade. Doesn't quote any lyrics, however.

Georgia fiddle band leader Earl Johnson also recorded a "No Place Like Home" in the late 1920s, which is available on the second volume of his music from Document. The audio sample of this at eMusic doesn't give enough of the lyrics to match the fragments you quote, but it's at worst a variation on the same thematic territory.

Daddy John Love, sometime guitarist, yodeler, and blues singer with the J E Mainer band, also did a "No Place Like Home" on one of his solo sessions in 1936, and it's probably another variant of the same song.


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Subject: RE: Help:Lyrics & Singer-song about no place like home
From: GUEST,Jane
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 08:35 PM

One line in your song intrigued me. My uncle sang this song, and had learned it from a neighbor, "Old Gramp Wright", probably in the 30's or 40's:

I had a little wife, she was the pleasure of me life,
but I really think she loves another man.
And if I had a knife, I would end her other life,
And I really think I'll do it if I can.

Me wife she's out all night, but to me she does say,
"Oh Charlie, I really do love you"
But when you're out of sight, well you think yourselves alright,
And you never think I listen but I do.

One night I went to bed, just to rest me weary head,
And I watched the children playing on the floor.
Something strange came to me ear, something strange for me to hear,
As me wife went down to open the front door.

A big man came in, with a gold watch and chain;
Saying, "Mary, I really do love you".
He put his arms around her waist, and he stuck to her like paste,
And you never think I listen, but I do.

Well I ran down those stairs, and I grabbed them by the hair,
And out through the window them I threw.
Oh, there warn't a bit of doubt, as I rustled them about,
And you never think I listen but I do.


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Subject: RE: Help:Lyrics & Singer-song about no place like home
From: oldhippie
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 09:11 PM

"Home Sweet Home" is from the musical "Pleasures and Palaces". Frank Loesser (sp?)


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Subject: RE: Help:Lyrics & Singer-song about no place like home
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 09:15 AM

These are all the recordings I can find at the Online 78-rpm Discography Project, that have "NO PLACE LIKE HOME" as part of the title, in order by recording date:

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME - Billy Murray - Victor 17335 - December 31, 1912
NO PLACE LIKE HOME - Bert Williams - Columbia A-2438 - September 14, 1917
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME SWEET HOME - Charles Dickson (I. Kaufman) - Oriole 1293 - June 13, 1928
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME SWEET HOME - George Beaver (Irving Kaufman) - Banner 7145 - June 13, 1928
THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR A MARRIED MAN - Jesse Coat - Champion 15712 - March 15, 1929
THERES IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR A MARRIED MAN - Asa Martin - Gennet 6808 - March 15, 1929
THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR A MARRIED MAN - Emmett Davenport - Supertone 9388 - 1929?
THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME - Earl Johnson Dixie Entertainers - Okeh 45545 - December 3, 1930
THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME - Asa Martin - Banner 32931 - February 3, 1933
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME - Asa Martin - Perfect 12967 - February 3, 1933
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME - Asa Martin & James Roberts - Melotone 12874 - February 3, 1933
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME - Martin & Roberts - Conqueror 8145 - February 3, 1933
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME - Daddy John Love - Bluebird 6491 - June 20, 1936
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME - Harry Horlick & His Orch - Decca 18329A - March 5, 1942
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME AT CHRISTMAS - Jack Shook And Dottie Dillard - Coral 64066 - 1940s?
NO PLACE LIKE HOME ON CHRISTMAS - Jimmie Dickens - Columbia 21167 - 1953?
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME - Jim Eanes & the Shenandoah Valley Boys - Decca 29536 - March 2, 1954
NO PLACE LIKE HOME - Shy Guy Douglas - Excello 2032 - May 1, 1954


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Subject: RE: Help:Lyrics & Singer-song about no place like home
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 11:18 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions.

but the KEY to identifying this particular version of the song is the complete verse below...

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When you come home tired from a hard days work,
six or seven kids greet ya with their faces full of dirt,
they wipe half of their supper on the tail of your shirt,
and there is no place like home.

G


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