Who is Stephen Collins Foster?

  • (noun): United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864).
    Synonyms: Foster, Stephen Foster

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    Gone are the days when my heart was young and gay,
    Gone are my friends from the cotton fields away,
    Gone from the earth to a better land I know,
    I hear their gentle voices calling “Old Black Joe.”
    Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1864)

    The head must bow, and the back will have to bend,
    Wherever the darkey may go;
    A few more days, and the trouble all will end,
    In the field where the sugar-canes grow.
    A few more days for to tote the weary load,—
    No matter, ‘t will never be light;
    A few more days till we totter on the road:—
    Then my old Kentucky home, good-night!
    —Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1884)

    De Camptown racetrack five miles long—
    Oh! doo-dah-day!
    —Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1864)

    Two voices are there: one is of the deep;
    It learns the storm-cloud’s thunderous melody,
    —James Kenneth Stephen (1859–1892)

    Each lonely scene shall thee restore;
    For thee the tear be duly shed;
    Beloved till life can charm no more,
    And mourn’d till Pity’s self be dead.
    —William Collins (1721–1759)