Stephen C. Foster
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Stephen C. Foster Poems
Beautiful Dreamer Serenade
Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me, Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee; Sounds of the rude world heard in the day, Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd a way!
Gwine to Run All Night, or De Camptown R...
De Camptown ladies sing dis song -- [Chorus] Doo-dah! doo-dah! [Solo] De Camp-town race-track five miles long -- [Chorus] Oh! doo-dah day! [Solo] I come down dah wid my hat caved in -- Doo-dah! doo-dah! 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
My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night!
The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home, 2 'Tis summer, the darkies are gay, 3 The corn top's ripe and the meadow's in the bloom 4 While the birds make music all the day.
1 I came from Alabama 2 wid my ban jo on my knee, 3 I'm g'wan to Louisiana,
Old Black Joe
1 Gone are the days when my heart was young and gay, 2 Gone are my friends from the cotton fields away, 3 Gone from the earth to a better land I know, 4 I hear their gentle voices calling 'Old Black Joe.'
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.
Ring Ring The Banjo
De time is nebber dreary if de darkey nebber groans; De ladies nebber weary wid de rattle of de bones:
Old Folks at Home
1 Way down upon de Swanee ribber, 2 Far, far away, 3 Dere's wha my heart is turning ebber, 4 Dere's wha de old folks stay. 5 All up and down de whole creation
Hard Times Come Again No More
Let us pause in life's pleasures and count its many tears, While we all sup sorrow with the poor;
De Camptown ladies sing dis song -- Doo-dah! doo-dah! De Camptown racetrack five miles long -- Oh! doo-dah day!
My Wife Is A Most Knowing Woman
My wife is a most knowing woman, She always is finding me out, She never will hear explanations But instantly puts me to rout,
The Glendy Burk
De Glendy Burk is mighty fast boat, Wid a mighty fast captain too;
Massa’s in de Cold Ground
ROUND de meadows am a-ringing De darkeys’ mournful song, While de mocking-bird am singing, Happy as de day am long.
Comments about Stephen C. Foster
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
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Beautiful Dreamer Serenade
1 Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me,
2 Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee;
3 Sounds of the rude world heard in the day,
4 Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd a way!
5 Beautiful dreamer, queen of my song,
6 List while I woo thee with soft melody;
7 Gone are the cares of life's busy throng, --
8 Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!
9 Beautiful dreamer awake unto me!
10 Beautiful dreamer, out on the sea
11 Mermaids are chaunting the wild lorelie;
12 Over the streamlet vapors are borne,
13 Waiting to ...