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Lyr Add: White House Chair (Foster, 1856)

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chico 15 Jan 06 - 07:52 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 15 Jan 06 - 09:21 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: White House Chair (Foster, 1856)
From: chico
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 07:52 PM


(arpeggios on chorus chord progression) (C7 F Bb F C7. . .)

    F       C7         F    Bb
Let all our hearts for union be,
C7                         F
For the North and South are one;
         F       C7    F7    Bb
They've worked together manfully,
       F                C7         F
And together they will still work on.

      C                F
Then come ye men from ev'ry state,
      Bb      F/C       C7
Our creed is broad and fair;
    F    /A /C Bb    C7
Buchanan is our candidate,
          F             C7          F
And we'll put him in the White House Chair.

We'll have no dark designing band
To rule with secret sway;
We'll give to all a helping hand,
And be open as the light of day.

We'll not outlaw the land that holds
The bones of Washington;
Where Jackson fought and Marion bled,
And the battles of the brave were won.

[OMITA]
Come all ye men of every state,
Our creed is broad and fair;
Buchanan is our candidate,
And we'll put him in the White House Chair.


[Words and Music by Stephen Collins Foster, 1826-1864]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: White House Chair (Foster, 1856)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 09:21 PM

Often left out of Foster compilations.
Midi and text at pdmusic: Foster


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: White House Chair (Foster, 1856)
From: masato sakurai
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 10:19 PM

"Stephen Foster's brother Morrison entered the song for copyright on September 4, 1885, probably in anticipation of its printing in the Pittsburgh Dispatch, where it appeared on September 20. Although 'The White House Chair' was not entered for copyright until 1885, Stephen Foster composed the campaign song in 1856. The words of the song refer to James Buchanan's 1856 presidential campaign, and were first published in the Pittsburgh Post on September 29 of that year. Sketches for the words of the song appear in Foster's manuscript book on folio [65v-66v], following sketches for "Gentle Annie," also published in 1856." (Steven Saunders and Deane L. Root, The Music of Stephen C. Foster: A Critical Edition, vol. 2, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990, p. 417)

This song is not included in Morrison Foster, ed., Biography, Songs and Musical Compositions of Stephen Collins Foster (Pittsburgh: Percy F. Smith, 1896).

The Gregg Smith Singers recorded "The White House Chair," on Stephen Foster Favorite Songs and V.A., Great Sentimental Age (disk 2).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: White House Chair (Foster, 1856)
From: masato sakurai
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 10:34 PM

Stephen Foster's Sketchbook is here.

0000065v: "The White House Chair"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: White House Chair (Foster, 1856)
From: Ron Davies
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 11:43 PM

Sketchbook says June 1851--why would that be? Mistake, no?


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