Stephen Collins Foster  (1826-1864)
Last updated: 06.12.20
According to The New Penguin Dictionary of Music, Stephen Foster was a prolific American composer mainly of songs to his own words. He was self-taught and died poor and an alcoholic.
Many of my early struggles with the piano started with Stephen Foster compositions such as Jeanie with the light brown hair and Beautiful Dreamer.
url15.gif Stephen Collins Foster An exhaustive biography by Kathryn Miller Haines.  
     Title Author Supplier
book15.gif  Doo-Dah : Stephen Foster and the Rise of American Popular Culture Ken Emerson flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif  Stephen Foster: American Troubador John Howard flag15us.gif
book15.gif  Susanna, Jeanie, and The Old Folks at Home William W. Austin flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
This list is arranged by title and contains 1 lyric written by Stephen Collins Foster. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by
     Title Attribution Remarks
url15.gif Beautiful Dreamer  
Recorder Sheet Music
Album of Well-Known Songs (American Folk) (D/A/T)smp_unav15.gif
Score and Parts.
Arr./Editor: A. Charlton
Publisher: Jolly Robin (JR00016)
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (D/A/T/B)smp_unav15.gif
Publisher: Loux Music Publishing Co. (RFS0010)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 24 works by Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
My Brudder Gum 1849  wvicon.gif
Old Folks at Home 185-? S.C. Foster (words)  wvicon.gif
Camptown Races (De), Gwine to Run All Night 1850 Stephen Collins (words)  wvicon.gif
Nellie Bly 1850  wvicon.gif
Eulalie 1851 Cornwell (words)
Henry Sylvester (words)
Farewell My Lilly Dear 1851  wvicon.gif
Oh Boys Carry Me 'long 1851
Ring De Banjo 1851
Massa's in De Cold Ground Christy's Minstrels 1852 Stephen C. Foster (words)  wvicon.gif
My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night (w&m) 1853  wvicon.gif
Ellen Bayne 1854
Willie, We Have Missed You 186-?  wvicon.gif
Glendy Burk, The 1860
Old Black Joe 1860  wvicon.gif
Beautiful Dreamer (w&m) 1864  wvicon.gif
She Was All the World to Me 1864 Dr. Duffy (words)
Gentle Annie 1864c by S.C. Foster (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Oh! Susanna (w&m) 1923  wvicon.gif
Way Down Upon the Swanee River 1935 Stephen Foster (words)  wvicon.gif
Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair (w&m) 1936 Dale Evans (sung by)  wvicon.gif
Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming 1939
De Camp Town Races 1940 arr.:Nick Manoloff
Old Dog Tray ?
White House Chair, The (w&m) ?
     Title Dur Performer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg Beautiful Dreamer 3:24 Jonathan Guyot Smith & Stephen Sasloe Beautiful Dreamer
youtube15.jpg Jeanie with the light brown hair 3:01 John McCormack Jeanie with the light brown hair