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Foster's Songs, chronological


For an alphabetical list of Foster's songs, please go here.




Open Thy Lattice Love




There's a Good Time Coming


Autumn Waltz




Lou'siana Belle


What Must a Fairy's Dream Be?


Where is Thy Spirit Mary?




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 *




Nelly Was a Lady


My Brodder Gum


Dolcy Jones


Summer Longings




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




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




Farewell My Lilly Dear




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) *




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




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




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




Gentle Annie


The White House Chair


The Abolition Show (The Great Baby Show)




I See Her Still in My Dreams


Gentle Annie (arranged with guitar accompaniment)




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) *




Linda Has Departed


Parthenia to Ingomar


For Thee, Love, for Thee




Thou Art the Queen of My Song




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




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




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




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




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 *




The Voices That Are Gone Our Darling Kate




Sweet Emerald Isle That I Love So Well




What Does Every Good Child Say?


Praise the Lord!




Kiss Me Dear Mother Ere I Die




The Tioga Waltz *




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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