The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #95941 Message #1871687
Posted By: Joybell
29-Oct-06 - 06:34 PM
Thread Name: Les Barker US tour canceled!
Subject: RE: Les Barker US tour canceled!
Hello Laurie, Strange isn't it? There is nothing offensive in Beautiful Dreamer - as it was written - or Jeanie, or for that matter any the songs Stephen Foster wrote after his early ones. (Even these were written, by a young song-writer, with regard to the style of the times.) Anyone who has taken even a brief look at Foster knows there are many false assumptions made about him.
- But back to the present - No I don't know why the Bard was told not to sing them. And yes many of Stephen Foster's songs have remained standards. Everyone sings "Hard Times Come again no More" for example.