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Thread #55931   Message #871850
Posted By: masato sakurai
21-Jan-03 - 07:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: De Camptown Races (Stephen Foster)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: De Camptown Races
According to Saunders and Root's The Music of Stephen Foster, vol. 1 (pp. 477 and 496), this (from the Levy collection) is "The earliest known copy." Saunders and Root note: "Foster probably did not prepare this arrangement. His name does not appear anywhere on the songsheet....":

Title: [Foster-Hall Reproductions]. The Celebrated Ethiopian Song. Camptown Races. Arranged for the Guitar.
Composer, Lyricist, Arranger: [Stephen C. Foster].
Publication: Baltimore: F.D. Benteen, 1852.
Form of Composition: strophic with chorus
Instrumentation: piano and voice
First Line: De Camptown ladies sing dis song, Doo-dah! doo-dah!
First Line of Chorus: Gwine to run all night! Gwine to run all day!