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Stephen Foster & Co. : lyrics of America's first great popular songs

Author: Stephen Collins Foster; Ken Emerson
Publisher: New York : Library of America, ©2010.
Series: American poets project, 30.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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America's first professional songwriter, Foster wrote lyrics that have entered our country's cultural bloodstream. Emerson presents a fully and delightfully annotated selection of Foster's most famous songs, and augments them with lyrics that either influenced Foster or were inspired by his genius.
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Genre/Form: Texts
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864.
Stephen Foster & Co.
New York : Library of America, ©2010
(OCoLC)768298978
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Collins Foster; Ken Emerson
ISBN: 9781598530704 1598530704
OCLC Number: 426803667
Description: xxii, 182 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Plantation melodies --
Parlor ballads --
Drinking and temperance songs --
Songs of protest and poverty --
War songs --
Comic songs.
Series Title: American poets project, 30.
Responsibility: edited by Ken Emerson.
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America's first professional songwriter, Foster wrote lyrics that have entered our country's cultural bloodstream. Emerson presents a fully and delightfully annotated selection of Foster's most famous songs, and augments them with lyrics that either influenced Foster or were inspired by his genius.

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