Paul Dresser


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(1857–1911), composer of The Blue and the Gray (1890), On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away, which was popular during the Spanish-American War period, and many other songs for Tin Pan Alley. His surname was originally spelled like that of his brother Theodore Dreiser, who is said to have collaborated in writing On the Banks of the Wabash (1899).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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