When The Band Plays "Indiana"
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|Title||When The Band Plays "Indiana"|
|Publisher||Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. (New York, NY)|
|Lyrics||When the Band Plays “Indiana” (Then I’m Humming “Home Sweet Home”) Verse: A soldier boy sang “Home Sweet Home,” then offered up a pray’r, As strains of “Indiana” softly floated on the air, The music echoed in his heart, a tear fell with each note, He dreamed of happy days gone by as to his home he wrote: Refrain: When the band plays “Indiana” I am humming “Home Sweet Home,” It takes me back once more, beneath the sycamore, Tho’ I am far across the foam, I seem to be again beside the Wabash, Thru fields of new mown hay once more I roam, When the band plays “Indiana” then I’m humming “Home Sweet Home.” Verse: He heard the Wabash flowing as the sun was sinking low, He saw his mother in the door, the candlelight aglow, She seemed to greet him once again as he romped home from play, And tho’ the music stopped at last each echo seemed to say: Refrain|
|Repository||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sousa Archives and Center for American Music|
|Conditions of Use||This work is in the public domain.|
|Collection||James Edward Myers World War I Sheet Music Collection|
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