Collected and transcribed by Kay White
Mrs. Walter Elam Morrillton, Ark.
May 1, 1962
Reel 414, Item 18
It was a Party for the little ones And ere they all could go.
They'd sing the song of home sweet home, The one we all love so.
Without a ragged child looked on,
Her heart so lone and sad.
She never had a home sweet home,
With sobs and tears, she said:
"If I only had a home sweet home.
Some one to care for me
Like all the other girls andboys,
How happy I would be.
A kind Pappa and Mamma dear
To call me all their own
This world would be all sunshine,
If I had a home sweet home."
The little ones now homeward bound,
So happy and so free.
The ragged child still wandering round, No home sweet home has she.
No cozy little bed at night,
The cold cold ground instead.
And as she lie down to sleep,
So mournfully she said:
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