Who is Stephen C. Foster

Stephen Collins Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864), known also as "the father of American music", was an American composer and songwriter known primarily for his parlour and minstrel music during the Romantic period. He wrote more than 200 songs, including "Oh! Susanna", "Hard Times Come Again No More", "Camptown Races", "Old Folks at Home" ("Swanee River"), "My Old Kentucky Home", "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair", "Old Black Joe", and "Beautiful Dreamer", and many of his compositions remain popular today. He has been identified as "the most famous songwriter of the nineteenth century" and may be the most recognizable American composer in other countries. Most of his handwritten music manuscripts are lost, but editions issued by publishers of his day feature in various collecti...
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Stephen C. Foster Poems

  • Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair
    1 I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair,
    2 Borne, like a vapor, on the summer air;
    3 I see her tripping where the bright streams play,
    4 Happy as the daisies that dance on her way. ...
  • Camptown Races
    De Camptown ladies sing dis song -- Doo-dah! doo-dah!
    De Camptown racetrack five miles long -- Oh! doo-dah day!
    I come down dah wid my hat caved in -- Doo-dah! doo-dah!
    I go back home wid a pocket full of tin -- Oh! doo-dah day! ...
  • Gwine To Run All Night, Or De Camptown Races
    1 De Camptown ladies sing dis song -- [Chorus] Doo-dah! doo-dah!
    2 [Solo] De Camp-town race-track five miles long -- [Chorus] Oh! doo-dah day!
    3 [Solo] I come down dah wid my hat caved in -- Doo-dah! doo-dah!
    4 I go back home wid a pocket full of tin -- [Chorus] Oh! doo-dah day! ...
  • Old Dog Tray
    THE morn of life is past,
    And ev'ning comes at last;
    It brings me a dream of a once happy day,
    Of merry forms I've seen ...
  • Oh! Susanna
    1 I came from Alabama
    2 wid my ban jo on my knee,
    3 I'm g'wan to Louisiana,
    4 My true love for to see, ...
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Bscottchristmas: two new videos on my youtube today. the first is hard times come c again no more, by stephen foster. one of his very best.
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