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The Riverside song book/Around the Hearth

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\header { tagline = ##f subtitle = "AROUND THE HEARTH" poet = "George Howland." composer = "Scotch Air" arranger = "(Air: Auld Lang Syne.)" }

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  \addlyrics { \set stanza = #"1. " What -- ev -- er be our earth -- ly lot, Wher -- ev -- er we may roam, Still to our hearts the bright -- est spot Is round the hearth at home. The home that wel -- comed us at birth, The hearth by which we sat; No oth -- er spot on all the earth Will ev -- er be like that. }
  \addlyrics { \set stanza = #"2. " When win -- ter, com -- ing in its wrath, Pil'd high the drift -- ing snow, Safe clus -- ter'd round the cheer -- ful hearth, We watch'd the fire -- light glow; Nor bright -- er seem'd the rud -- dy flames Than did our hearts, the while A lov -- ing moth -- er breath'd our names With sweet ap -- prov -- ing smile. }
  \addlyrics { \set stanza = #"3. " When wea -- ried with our ea -- ger chase, Thro' many a tang -- led path, How sweet the dear ac -- cus -- tom'd place To take a -- round the hearth! And still when by our toil and care We feel our -- selves op -- press'd, Our thoughts for -- ev -- er clus -- ter there. And there a -- lone find rest. }
  \addlyrics { \set stanza = #"4. " And bright -- er with the pass -- ing years Seems child -- hood's sweet em -- ploy, And ev -- er sweet -- er still ap -- pears Each well -- re -- mem -- ber'd joy, A -- round the cheer -- ful hearth at home, Where we in child -- hood sat; No oth -- er spot, wher -- e'er we roam, Will ev -- er be like that. }
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This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.