Stephen Foster Collage

Foster's Complete Songs

Arranged Alphabetically

Abolition Show, The or The Great Baby Show (1856) words: Foster; music: air "Villikins & his Dinah"

Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway! (1850) words and music by Foster

Ah! My Child! [Ah mon fils] (1851) words: Scribe; music: G. Meyerbeer; trans.: Foster

All Day Long (1864)* word and music by Foster

Angelina Baker (1850) words and music by Foster

Angels are Singing Unto Me (1863) words and music by Foster

Annie My Own Love (1853) words: Charles Shiras; music: Foster

Autumn Waltz (1856) music: Foster

Away Down Souf (1848) words and music by Foster

Beautiful Child of Song (1860) words and music by Foster

Beautiful Dreamer (1862) words and music by Foster

Beautiful Shore, The (1863) words: Mrs. O.S. Matteson; music: Foster

Better Times (Days) Are Coming (1862) words and music by Foster

Bright Hills of Glory, The (1863) words: Mrs. Mary Ann Kidder; music: Foster

Bring My Brother Back to Me (1863) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

Bury Me in the Morning Mother (1863) words and music by Foster

Camptown Races, De [Gwine to Run All Night] (1850) words and music by Foster

Cane Brake Jig (see Old Folks Quadrilles) words and music by Foster

Choral Harp (1863) words and music by Foster

Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming (1855) words and music by Foster

Come With Thy Sweet Voice Again (1854) words and music by Foster

Comrades Fill No Glass for Me (1855) words and music by Foster

Cora Dean (1860) words and music by Foster

Dearer than Life! [Meet Me Tonight Dearest] (1863) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

Dolcy Jones (1849) words and music by Foster

Dolly Day (1850) words and music by Foster

Don't Be Idle (1863) words: Mrs. Mary Ann Kidder; music: Foster

Don't Bet Your Money on de Shanghai (1861) words and music by Foster

Down Among the Cane Breaks (1860) words and music by Foster

Dream of My Mother and My Home, A (1862) words and music by Foster

Ellen Bayne (1854) words and music by Foster

Eulalie (1851) words: H.S. Cornwall; music: Foster

Fairy-Belle (1859) words and music by Foster

Farewell Mother Dear (1861) words and music by Foster

Farewell My Lilly Dear (1851) words and music by Foster

Farewell! Old Cottage (1851) words and music by Foster

Farewell Sweet Mother (1861) words and music by Foster

For the Dear Old Flag I Die! (1863) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

For Thee, Love, For Thee (1859) words: Wm. Henry McCarthy; music: Foster

Gentle Annie (1856) words and music by Foster

Gentle Lena Clare (1862) words and music by Foster

Give the Stranger Happy Cheer (1851) words and music by Foster

Give This to Mother (1864) words: S.W. Harding; music: Foster

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread (1863) words and music by Foster

Glendy Burk (1860) words and music by Foster

Great Baby Show, The [The Abolition Show] (1856) words: Foster; music: anonymous

Happy Hours at Home (1862) words and music by Foster

Hard Times Come Again No More (1854) words and music by Foster

He Leadeth Me Beside Still Waters (1863) words: Joseph Gilmore; music: Foster

Holiday Schottisch (1853) words and music by Foster

Hour for Thee and Me, The (1852) words and music by Foster

I Cannot Sing To-night (1852) words: G.F. Banister; music: Foster

I See Her Still in My Dreams (1857) words and music by Foster

I Will Be True to Thee (1862) words and music by Foster

I Would Not Die in Spring Time (1850) words and music by Foster

I Would Not Die in Summer Time (1851) words and music by Foster I'd Be a Fairy (1863) words and music by Foster I'll Be a Soldier (1861) words and music by Foster

I'll Be Home To-morrow (1862) words and music by Foster

If You've Only Got a Moustache (1864) words: George Cooper; Music: Foster

In the Eye Abides the Heart (1851) author: Franz von Kobell; music: Frank Abt; trans: Foster

Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair (1854) words and music by Foster

Jenny June (1863) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

Jenny's Coming O'er the Green (1860) words and music by Foster

Katy Bell (1863) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

Kiss Me Dear Mother [Ere I Die] (1869) words and music by Foster

Kissing in the Dark (1863) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

Larry's Good Bye (1863) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

Laura Lee (1851) words and music by Foster

Leave Me with My Mother (1863) words and music by Foster

Lena Our Loved One is Gone (1863) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

Lily Ray (1850) words and music by Foster

Linda Has Departed (1859) words: Wm. Henry McCarthy; music: Foster

Linger in Blissful Repose (1858) words and music by Foster

Little Ballad Girl, The (1860) words and music by Foster

Little Belle Blair (1861) words and music by Foster

Little Ella (1853) words and music by Foster

Little Ella's an Angel (1863) words and music by Foster

Little Jenny Dow (1862) words and music by Foster

Little Mac! Little Mac! You're the Very Man (1864)* words: Henrietta Foster Thornton?; music: Foster?

Lizzie Dies Tonight (1861) words: Mary Bynon Reese; music: Foster

Long Ago Day (1931)* words and music by Foster

Lou'siana Belle (1847) words and music by Foster

Love I Bear to Thee, The (1863) words and music by Foster

Lula Is Gone (1858) words and music by Foster

Maggie By My Side (1852) words and music by Foster

Mary Loves the Flowers (1850) words and music by Foster

Massa's in de Cold Ground (1852) words and music by Foster

Meet Me Tonight Dearest [Dearer Than Life] (1863) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

Melinda May (1851) words and music by Foster

Merry Little Birds Are We (1862) words and music by Foster

Merry, Merry Month of May, The (1862) words and music by Foster

Mine is the Mourning Heart (1861) words and music by Foster Molly Dear, Good Night (1861) words and music by Foster Molly, Do You Love Me? (1850) words and music by Foster

Mother, Thou'rt Faithful to Me (1851) words and music by Foster

Mr. & Mrs. Brown (1864) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

My Angel Boy I Cannot See Thee Die (1858) words: John Brougham; music: Foster

My Boy is Coming From the Way (1863) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

My Brodder (Brudder) Gum (1849) words and music by Foster

My Hopes Have Departed Forever (1851) words: James Gates Percival; music Foster

My Loved One and My Own or Eva (1858) words and music by Foster

My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night! (1853) words and music by Foster

My Wife is a Most Knowing Woman (1863) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

Nell and I (1861) words and music by Foster

Nelly Bly (1850) words and music by Foster

Nelly Was a Lady (1849) words and music by Foster

No Home, No Home (1862) words and music by Foster

No One to Love? [Why No One to Love?] (1862) words and music by Foster

None Shall Weep a Tear for Me (1860) words: Richard Henry Wilde; music: Foster

Nothing But a Plain Old Soldier [I'm Nothing...] (1863) words and music by Foster

Oh! Boys Carry Me 'Long (1851) words and music by Foster

Oh! Lemuel! (1850) words and music by Foster

Oh! Susanna (1848) words and music by Foster

Oh! Tell Me of My Mother (1861) words and music by Foster

Oh! There's No Such Girl as Mine (1863) words: Samuel Lover; music: Foster

Oh! 'tis Glorious (1863) words: Edward Nevin; music: Foster

Oh! Why Am I so Happy? (1863) words: Francis D. Murtha; music: Foster

Old Black Joe (1860) words and music by Foster

Old Dog Tray (1853) words and music by Foster

Old Folks at Home [Swanee River] (1851) words and music by Foster

Old Folks Quadrilles (1853) words and music by Foster

Old Memories (1853) words and music by Foster

Once I Loved Thee, Mary Dear (1851) words: Wm. Cullen Crookshank; music: Foster

Onward and Upward! (1863) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

Open Thy Lattice Love (1844) words: George Pope Morris; music: Foster

Our Bright, Bright Summer Days Are Gone (1861) words and music by Foster

Our Darling Kate (1865) words: John Mahon; music: Foster

Our Willie Dear is Dying (1861) words and music by Foster

Over the River (1863) words: H.C.; music: Foster

Parthenia to Ingomar (1859) words: Wm. Henry McCarthy; music: Foster

Penny for Your Thoughts, A! (1861) words and music by Foster

Poor Drooping Maiden (1860) words and music by Foster

Praise the Lord! (1867) words and music by Foster

Pure, the Bright, the Beautiful, The (1863) author: Charles Dickens?; music: Foster

Ring, Ring de Banjo! (1851) words and music by Foster

Sadly to Mine Heart Appealing (1858) words: Eliza Sheridan Carey; music: Foster

Santa Anna's Retreat from Buena Vista (1848) words and music by Foster

Seek and Ye Shall Find (1863) words and music by Foster

She Was All the World to Me (1864) words: Dr. Duffy; music: Foster

Sitting by My Own Cabin Door (1864) words and music by Foster

Slumber My Darling (1862) words and music by Foster

Social Orchestra (1854) authors & music: Various; arr.: Foster

Soiree Polka (1850) words and music by Foster

Soldier in de Colored Brigade, A (1863) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

Soldier's Home, The (1863) author: George Cooper; music: Foster

Some Folks (1855) words and music by Foster

Somebody's Coming to See Me Tonight (1864) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

Song of All Songs, The (1863) words: John Poole?; music: Foster

Spirit of My Song, The (1850) words: Metta Victoria Fuller; music: Foster

Stand Up for the Truth (1863) words: J.C.; music: Foster

Stay Summer Breath (1848) words and music by Foster

Suffer Little Children to Come Unto Me (1863) words and music by Foster

Summer Longings (1849) words: Denis Florence McCarthy; music: Foster

Sweet Emerald Isle that I Love So Well (1866) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

Sweet Little Maid of the Mountain (1861) words and music by Foster

Sweetly She Sleeps, My Alice Fair (1851) words: Charles G. Eastman; music: Foster

Tears Bring Thoughts of Heaven (1863) words and music by Foster

Tell me Love of Thy Early Dreams (1864) words and music by Foster

Tell Me of Angels, Mother (1863) words and music by Foster

That's What's the Matter (1862) words and music by Foster

There Are Plenty of Fish in the Sea (1863) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

There Was a Time (1863) words: James D. Byrne; music: Foster

There's a Good Time Coming (1846) words: Charles Mackay; music: Foster

This Rose Will Remind You (1931)* words and music by Foster

Thou Art the Queen of My Song (1859) words and music by Foster

Thousand Miles From Home, A (1861) words and music by Foster

Tioga Waltz (1896)* words and music by Foster

Turn Not Away! (1850) words and music by Foster

Uncle Ned [Old Uncle Ned] (1848) words and music by Foster

Under the Willow She's Sleeping (1860) words and music by Foster

Village Bells Polka (1850) words and music by Foster

Village Maiden, The (1855) words and music by Foster

Virginia Belle (1860) words and music by Foster

Voice of Bygone Days, The (1850) words and music by Foster

Voices That Are Gone, The (1865) words and music by Foster

Was My Brother in the Battle? (1862) words and music by Foster

Way Down in Ca-i-ro (1850) words and music by Foster

Way Down South in Alabama (1848)* words and music by Foster

Way Down Upon the Swanee River [see Old Folks at Home]

We Are Coming Father Abraam, 300,000 More (1862) words: James Sloane Gibbons; music: Foster

We Will Keep a Bright Lookout (1863) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

We'll All Meet Our Savior (1863) words and music by Foster

We'll Still Keep Marching On (1863) words: Mrs. Mary Ann Kidder; music: Foster

We'll Tune Our Hearts (1863) words and music by Foster

We've a Million in the Field (1862) words and music by Foster

What Does Every Good Child Say? (1867) words: anonymous; music: Foster

What Must a Fairy's Dream Be? (1847) words and music by Foster

What Shall the Harvest Be? (1863) words: Emily Sullivan Oakey; music: Foster

When Dear Friends Are Gone (1864) words and music by Foster

When Old Friends Were Here (1864) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

This Dreadful War is Ended (1863) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

Where Has Lula Gone? (1858) words and music by Foster

Where is Thy Spirit Mary? (1847) words and music by Foster

While the Bowl Goes Round (1863) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

While We Work for the Lord (1863) words and music by Foster

White House Chair, The (1856) words and music by Foster

Why Have My Loved Ones Gone? (1861) words and music by Foster

Wife, The or He'll Come Home (1860) words and music by Foster

Willie Has Gone to War (1863) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

Willie My Brave (1851) words and music by Foster

Willie We Have Missed You (1854) words and music by Foster

Willie's Gone to Heaven (1863) words and music by Foster

Wilt Thou Be Gone, Love? (1851) words: Shakespeare; music: Foster

Wilt Thou Be True? (1864) words: George Cooper; music: Foster

Arranged Chronologically

1844

Open Thy Lattice Love

1846

  • There's a Good Time Coming
  • Autumn Waltz

1847

  • Lou'siana Belle
  • What Must a Fairy's Dream Be?
  • Where is Thy Spirit Mary?

1848

  • Uncle Ned (Old Uncle Ned)
  • Stay Summer Breath
  • Santa Anna's Retreat from Buena Vista
  • Susanna (Oh! Susanna)
  • Away Down Souf
  • Way Down South in Alabama *

1849

  • Nelly Was a Lady
  • My Brodder Gum
  • Dolcy Jones
  • Summer Longings

1850

  • Oh! Lemuel!
  • Mary Loves the Flowers
  • Nelly Bly
  • Soiree Polka
  • Dolly Day
  • "Gwine to Run All Night" or De Camptown Races
  • Angelina Baker
  • Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway!
  • Way Down in Ca-i-ro
  • Molly Do You Love Me?
  • The Voice of By Gone Days
  • The Spirit of My Song
  • The Soiree Polka (arranged for piano, four hands)
  • I Would Not Die in Spring Time (arranged for vocal quartet)
  • Turn Not Away!
  • Village Bells Polka
  • Lily Ray

1851

  • Give the Stranger Happy Cheer
  • Melinda May
  • Wilt Thou Be Gone, Love?
  • Mother, Thou'rt Faithful to Me
  • Sweetly She Sleeps, My Alice Fair
  • Farewell! Old Cottage
  • Once I Love Thee, Mary Dear
  • Ring, Ring de Banjo!
  • Oh! Boys, Carry Me 'Long
  • I Would Not Die in Summer
  • My Hopes Have Departed Forever
  • Laura Lee
  • Ah! My Child (Ah mon fils)
  • Old Folks at Home
  • Old Folks at Home Variations
  • In the Eye Abides the Heart
  • Willie My Brave
  • Eulalie
  • Farewell My Lilly Dear

1852

  • Massa's in de Cold Ground
  • The Hour for Thee and Me
  • I Cannot Sing To-Night
  • Maggie By My Side
  • Camptown Races (arranged with guitar accompaniment) *
  • Laura Lee (arranged with guitar accompaniment) *

1853

  • Eulalie (arranged with guitar accompaniment)
  • My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night!
  • Oh! Boys Carry Me Long (arranged with guitar accompaniment)
  • Old Folks Quadrilles
  • Annie My Own Love
  • Massa's in de Cold Ground (arranged with guitar accompaniment)
  • Holiday Schottisch
  • Old Dog Tray
  • My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night (arranged with guitar accompaniment)
  • Willie My Brave (arranged with guitar accompaniment)
  • Farewell My Lilly Dear (arranged with guitar accompaniment)
  • Old Memories
  • Little Ella

1854

  • The Social Orchestra
  • Ellen Bayne
  • Willie We Have Missed You
  • Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair
  • Come with Thy Sweet Voice Again
  • Maggie By My Side (arranged with guitar accompaniment)
  • Willie We Have Missed You (arranged with guitar accompaniment)
  • Old Memories (arranged with guitar accompaniment)
  • Old Dog Tray (arranged with guitar accompaniment)
  • Ellen Bayne (arranged with guitar accompaniment)
  • Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (arranged with guitar accompaniment)
  • Little Ella (arranged with guitar accompaniment)
  • Come with Thy Sweet Voice Again (arranged with guitar accompaniment)
  • Hard Times Come Again No More

1855

  • Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming
  • Some Folks
  • Hard Times Come Again No More (arranged with guitar accompaniment)
  • The Village Maiden Comrades Fill No Glass for Me

1856

  • Gentle Annie
  • The White House Chair
  • The Abolition Show (The Great Baby Show)

1857

  • I See Her Still in My Dreams
  • Gentle Annie (arranged with guitar accompaniment)

1858

  • Lula Is Gone
  • Linger in Blissful Repose
  • Where Has Lula Gone?
  • My Loved One and My Own or Eva
  • Sadly to Mine Heart Appealing
  • My Angel Boy Some Folks (arranged with guitar accompaniment) *

1859

  • Linda Has Departed
  • Parthenia to Ingomar
  • For Thee, Love, for Thee
  • Fairy-Belle
  • Thou Art the Queen of My Song

1860

  • None Shall Weep a Tear for Me
  • The Wife
  • Poor Drooping Maiden
  • Cora Dean
  • Under the Willow She's Sleeping
  • The Glendy Burk
  • Jenny's Coming o'er the Green
  • Beautiful Child of Song
  • Old Black Joe
  • Down Among the Cane-Brakes
  • Virginia Belle
  • The Little Ballad Girl

1861

  • Mine Is the Mourning Heart
  • Don't Bet Your Money on de Shanghai
  • Molly Dear Good Night
  • Our Willie Dear is Dying
  • Lizzie Dies To-Night
  • Our Bright, Bright Summer Days Are Gone
  • I'll Be a Soldier
  • Why Have My Loved Ones Gone?
  • Oh! Tell Me of My Mother
  • Farewell Mother Dear
  • Sweet Little Maid of the Mountain
  • Farewell Sweet Mother
  • Little Belle Blair
  • Nell and I
  • A Penny for Your Thoughts!
  • A Thousand Miles from Home

1862

  • Little Jenny Dow
  • I Will Be True to Thee
  • The Merry, Merry Month of May
  • A Dream of My Mother and My Home
  • That's What's the Matter
  • Better Times Are Coming
  • Slumber My Darling
  • Merry Little Birds Are We
  • No One to Love
  • No Home, No Home
  • Was My Brother in the Battle?
  • We Are Coming Father Abraam, 300,000 More
  • I'll Be Home To-Morrow
  • Happy Hours at Home
  • Gentle Lena Clare
  • We've a Million in the Field
  • Beautiful Dreamer

1863

  • The Love I Bear to Thee
  • Bury Me in the Morning, Mother
  • Little Ella's an Angel!
  • Suffer Little Children Come unto Me
  • Willie's Gone to Heaven
  • I'm Nothing But a Plain Old Soldier
  • I'd Be a Fairy
  • Bring My Brother Back to Me
  • Oh! There's No Such Girl as Mine
  • Water's Golden Harp for Sunday Schools *
  • The Beautiful Shore *
  • Oh! 'Tis Glorious! *
  • Tears Bring Thoughts of heaven *
  • Leave Me with My Mother *
  • He Leadeth Me Beside Still Waters *
  • Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread *
  • Seek and Ye Shall Find *
  • We'll all Meet Our Saviour *
  • We'll Still Keep Marching On *
  • The Angels Are Singing unto Me
  • While the Bowl Goes Round
  • Jenny June
  • A Soldier in the Colored Brigade
  • There Are Plenty of Fish in the Sea
  • When This Dreadful War Is Ended
  • Lena Our Loved One Is Gone
  • Katy Bell
  • Larry's Good Bye
  • There Was a Time
  • Willie Has Gone to the War
  • Kissing in the Dark
  • For the Dear Old Flag I Die!
  • The Soldier's Home
  • My Wife Is a Most Knowing Woman
  • Oh! Why Am I So Happy?
  • Onward and Upward!
  • We Will Keep a Bright Lookout
  • The Song of All songs
  • The Athenaeum Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Church and Sunday School *
  • The Pure, the Bright, the Beautiful *
  • We'll tune Our Hearts *
  • Tell Me of Angels, Mother *
  • What shall the Harvest Be? *
  • Don't Be Idle *
  • Stand Up for the Truth *
  • Over the River *
  • While We Work for the Lord *
  • Choral Harp *
  • The Bright Hills of Glory
  • Dearer than Life! (Meet Me Tonight Dearest)
  • My Boy Is Coming from the War

1864

  • If You've Only Got a Moustache
  • Mr. & Mrs. Brown
  • Wilt Thou Be True?
  • When Old Friends Were Here
  • She Was All the World to me
  • Sitting by My Own Cabin Door
  • Somebody's Coming to See Me To Night
  • When Dear Friends Are Gone
  • Give This to Mother
  • Tell Me Love of Thy Early Dreams
  • All Day Long *
  • Little Mac! Little Mac! You're the Very Man *

1865

  • The Voices That Are Gone Our Darling Kate

1866

  • Sweet Emerald Isle That I Love So Well

1867

  • What Does Every Good Child Say?
  • Praise the Lord!

1869

  • Kiss Me Dear Mother Ere I Die

1896

  • The Tioga Waltz *

1931

  • Long Ago Day *
  • This Will Remind You (This Rose Will Remind You)*

*Doubtful Work
This work is included in a section entitled "Works of Doubtful Authenticity" in The Music of Stephen C. Foster: A Critical Edition by Deane Root and Stephen Saunders. For further information on why this may not be a work of Foster's please consult the Critical Edition (bibliographic information on this book may be found here.)

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