(b Lawrenceville, Pa., 1826; d NY, 1864).
Amer. composer. Wrote over 200 songs, several of which have come to be regarded almost as Amer. folk‐songs. Though a Northerner, several of his songs capture the Southern plantation spirit in an authentic and eloquent manner. Among the best‐known are: Oh! Susanna (1848); Old Folks at Home (1851); Massa's in de Cold, Cold Ground (1852); My Old Kentucky Home (1853); Camptown Races (1854); Jeanie with the light brown hair (1854); Come where my love lies dreaming (1855); Old Black Joe (1860); and Beautiful Dreamer (1864, posth.).
Subjects: Music — Literature.