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Stephen Collins Foster: 60 Favorite Songs
by Stephen Collins Foster, Joanna Smolko & Steven Saunders
Sixty of American composer Stephen Collins Foster's (1826-1864) best-loved songs in the composer's original piano arrangements with added guitar chords. The texts have been revised to capture the spirit Foster intended, eliminating obsolete or objectionable lyrics. A detailed introduction by musicologist Steven Saunders describes both Foster's biography and the traditions surrounding nineteenth-century popular songs. Well-known Foster songs like Camptown Races, Oh Susanna, and Jeanie with the Light Brown Ha
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Sixty of American composer Stephen Collins Foster's (1826-1864) best-loved songs in the composer's original piano arrangements with added guitar chords. The texts have been revised to capture the spirit Foster intended, eliminating obsolete or objectionable lyrics. A detailed introduction by musicologist Steven Saunders describes both Foster's biography and the traditions surrounding nineteenth-century popular songs. Well-known Foster songs like Camptown Races, Oh Susanna, and Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair are included, along with a number of pieces that have been popularized by contemporary recordings such as Slumber My Darling and Hard Times Come Again No More. Songs never before included in published collections, like The Voice of By Gone Days, Turn Not Away, and Willie We Have Missed You, provide singers the opportunity to become familiar with new titles. The collection demonstrates Foster's range as a writer of parlor songs, comedic ballads, Civil War tunes, and religious hymns.
Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway
Beautiful Child of Song
Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming
Come with Thy Sweet Voice Again
Comrades, Fill No Glass for Me
Don’t Bet Your Money on the Shanghai
Down Among the Cane-Brakes
Farewell My Lilly Dear
Grandpa’s in the Cold Ground
Hard Times Come Again No More
I’m Nothing But a Plain Old Soldier
I'll Be a Soldier
If You've Only Got a Moustache
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
Linger in Blissful Repose
Maggie by My Side
Molly Do You Love Me?
Mr. & Mrs. Brown
My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night!
My Wife Is a Most Knowing Woman
Nelly Was a Lady
No One to Love
None Shall Weep a Tear for Me
Oh! Boys, Carry Me 'Long
Old Dog Tray
Old Folks at Home (Way Down Upon the Swanee River)
Open Thy Lattice Love
Poor Old Joe (Old Black Joe)
Slumber My Darling
Sweetly She Sleeps, My Alice Fair
That's What's the Matter
The Glendy Burk
The Hour for Thee and Me
The Pure, the Bright, the Beautiful
The Voice of By Gone Days
The Voices That Are Gone
There Are Plenty of Fish in the Sea
There’s a Good Time Coming
Thou Art the Queen of My Song
Turn Not Away
Under the Willow She’s Sleeping
Was My Brother in the Battle?
We Are Coming, Father Abraam
When This Dreadful War Is Ended
Willie Has Gone to the War
Willie We Have Missed You
Wilt Thou Be Gone, Love?
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