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My Home Sweet Home: The Kate Smith/God Bless America Foundation Friday announced the discovery of the original manuscript for Irving Berlin’s classic patriotic tune at a gallery in Las Vegas. Foundation spokesman Charles D’Imperio said the manuscript, which had been presumed lost, surfaced at the Gallery of History in Las Vegas, where it is up for sale for $295,000. The manuscript includes a crucial change in the lyrics by Berlin--he changed the line “From the green fields of Virginia to the gold fields out in Nome” to “From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans white with foam, God bless America, My home sweet home.”


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