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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    Sadly I roam,
    Still longing for de old plantation,
    And for de old folks at home.
    Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1884)

    The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home;
    ‘Tis summer, the darkeys are gay;
    The corn-top’s ripe, and the meadow’s in the bloom,
    —Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1884)

    All the world is sad and dreary, Everywhere I roam.
    —Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1864)

    Seynt Stevene was a clerk in Kyng Herowdes halle.
    And servyd him of bred and cloth, as every kyng befalle.
    —Unknown. St. Stephen and King Herod (l. 1–2)

    The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home;
    ‘Tis summer, the darkeys are gay;
    The corn-top’s ripe, and the meadow’s in the bloom,
    —Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1884)