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"Home Sweet Home" (Music)

"Be it ever so disgusting, there's no place like Heidi's."
"Okay, her apartment being ransacked, not a good sign."
"It's okay, this is how it always looks."

Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home

There's something poignant about an itinerant American abroad penning lyrics that spoke so yearningly of home, but such was John Howard Payne. Written in 1823 with Henry Bishop, who composed the music, the song has long outlived anything else either did in their lifetimes. Aww. One line in particular became so popular that it made appearances on slip covers and embroidered wall hangings everywhere in America — becoming as American as apple pie, despite its English origins. Perhaps there's even a sampler on a pillow on Heidi's couch. Sadly, the state of her apartment precludes confirmation.

2.15 "The Quick and the Wed"

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Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)

"Be it ever so humble..."
"Yeah. I'm thinking of some curtains over here, maybe a koi pond in the corner."

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home;
A charm from the sky seems to hallow us there,
Which, seek through the world, is ne'er met with elsewhere.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

A line from a nineteenth-century poem by John Payne, put to music by Sir Henry Rowley Bishop, this is now recognized primarily as a saying, independent of the rest of the poem. Weevil's not roaming through many pleasures and palaces these days, but when he ends up in a cell in the sheriff's department — again — he starts thinking that maybe it's time to spruce it up a little, maybe bring some things from his apartment, hang some posters, find a nice piece of artwork to accentuate the space...

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