Foster: The Old Folks At Home (1851)

• SATB choir with piano. 2½′

Arranged by J. M. McLaughlin, 1904
Edited by Dean Crocker, 2012

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To the best of my knowledge, this music is in the public domain in the United States of America. I can not guarantee it to be in the public domain elsewhere. This music is not intended for distribution in any jurisdiction where it is not in the public domain. If you live in an area where this music is still protected under your copyright law, please do not download it!

Previously published as THE CODA Number 324, Copyright © 1904 by Ginn & Co.

Stephen Collins Foster , 1826/07/04 (Lawrenceville (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania‒1864/01/13 (New York). Chiefly self-taught as a composer and flageolet-player, Foster enjoyed enormous vogue as a composer and author of genuine American folk song. He died in poverty in the Bowery.

Way down upon the Suwanee river,
Far, far away,
There‘s where my heart is turning ever,
There‘s where the old folks stay…

—Stephen Collins Foster (1826‒1864)

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