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"Beautiful Dreamer" by Stephen Foster
 
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One of Stephen Foster's most beautiful serenades, this piece was published posthumously, in 1864. It is sung here by Jonathan Guyot Smith, and it's available on a new CD, "Stephen Foster Melodies and Serenades for the American Parlor," with 18 Stephen Foster songs and a 12-page booklet. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 597179 Ptapit733
"Won't You Come Over To My House"
 
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A very popular hit song of 1906, this sentimental piece was so well-loved in its day that it was passed along to such later listeners as The Old Man of the Woods, who learned it as a youngster, and who sings it informally here. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 21354 Ptapit733
"Wilt Thou Be Gone Love" by Stephen Foster
 
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Stephen Foster composed this lovely duet, based on ACT III, Scene V of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," in 1851. It is here sung in a typical American parlor by The Old Man in the Woods and Vera Harrendedge as it might have been sung by ordinary folks in the 1850s. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 5777 Ptapit733
"The Gypsy's Warning"
 
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Composed by Henry A. Coard, this old song, with its melodramatic storyline, has entertained generations of listeners. It is here sung by The Old Man in the Woods on the back steps of his old farmhouse. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 5941 Ptapit733
"Break the News to Mother"
 
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A major hit of 1897, "Break the News to Mother" is the work of Charles K. Harris, whose hugely popular songs included "After the Ball," "Hello, Central, Give Me Heaven," "Would You Care?," "There'll Come a Time," and "'Mid the Green Fields of Virginia." It is here sung by The Old Man in the Woods with his own guitar accompaniment. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 7383 Ptapit733
"In the Baggage Coach Ahead"
 
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This is Gussie L. Davis' extremely well-known hit ballad of 1896, enjoyed over the years by people who either personally experienced- or knew others who did - the sad events depicted in the lyric. The Old Man in the Woods sings it as it was sung to him, decades ago. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 9662 Ptapit733
"Cowboy Jack"
 
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This sentimental cowboy song appears to date from the late 19th Century and has been collected with slight variations in a number of Western states. It is sung here by The Old Man in the Woods, who rode across the prairies and ranges of the Southwest long years ago. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 14489 Ptapit733
"Snow Deer" (1913)
 
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Percy Wenrich, composer of this song, also gave us "Silver Bell," "When You Wore a Tulip," "On Moonlight Bay," Put On Your Old Gray Bonnet" and many other favorites. The Old Man in the Woods sings it very informally here, on the back porch of his farmhouse. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 3567 Ptapit733
"Two Little Girls in Blue"
 
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A major hit song of 1893, this old favorite tells the story of two girls who married brothers and, unfortunately, drifted apart. In the tradition of "After the Ball," this song of the 1890s is sung here by The Old Man in the Woods with his guitar. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 12669 Ptapit733
"Cancioncilla sevillana" por Federick García Lorca
 
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Unas amigas querían este poema famoso en YouTube. Aquí tienen. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 7354 Ptapit733
"Old Dog Tray"  by Stephen Foster
 
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From 1853, this is Stephen Foster's famed tribute to man's best friend. It is sung here by The Old Man in the Woods, who once roamed the forests and meadows with a remarkable dog like the one Stephen Foster immortalized. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 41647 Ptapit733
"The Little Mohee"
 
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This old ballad, of uncertain origin (though numerous theories abound), has been encountered in many parts of the United States, with slight variations in the story of the beautiful young lady whose abode is in a coconut grove - suggesting a tropical locale. The Old Man in the Woods sings it on the back porch of his old farmhouse. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 2845 Ptapit733
"The Little Ballad Girl" by Stephen Foster
 
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In this song, published in Volume V of "Clark's School Visitor," (December, 1860) Foster's dream becomes a nightmare, as a child sells broadside ballads to a "heartless, motley crowd" - written by her father, a composer whose life can't last long. The Old Man in the Woods sings it isimply, in his parlor. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 1265 Ptapit733
"Let the Rest of the World Go By"
 
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This very well-remembered song hit from 1919 is sung here by The Old Man in the Woods, who has lived in the West described in the song lyrics and who has experienced the story the song relates. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 11336 Ptapit733
"The Little Lost Child" (1894)
 
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100 years before YouTube was created, Edward B. Marks and Joseph W. Stern came up with the idea of creating slides to illustrate their sentimental composition, "The Little Lost Child," and they presented the song with appropriate illustrations, in theatres. It is here sung by The Old Man in the Woods in recollection of a bygone era. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 25091 Ptapit733
Massa's in the Cold Ground (1852)
 
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Foster wrote this beautiful song for the wildly popular minstrel stage, but the sentiments expressed in the lyric transcend the plantation setting. In writing about slaves possessing deep and tender feelings, Foster was far ahead of his time - but the lyric tells of a devotion and love truly universal in character.
Views: 18348 Ptapit733
"Why, No One To Love?" by Stephen Foster
 
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This very attractive piece was Stephen Foster's answer to a popular song of the day, "No One To Love." Published in 1862, it is here sung by The Old Man in the Woods on his back porch, as casually as it might have been sung in American parlors during the 1860s. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 7534 Ptapit733
"The Fatal Wedding" (1893) by Gussie L. Davis
 
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Gussie L. Davis, composer of "In the Baggage Coach Ahead," "We Sat Beneath the Maple on the Hill," and other sentimental standards of the late 19th Century, enjoyed great success with his musical setting of this astonishing melodrama, sung here by The Old Man in the Woods on his back porch. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 2376 Ptapit733
"Sitting By My Own Cabin Door"  by Stephen Foster
 
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One of Stephen Foster's lesser-known songs, published posthumously in 1864, is here sung by The Old Man in the Woods, in his parlor, looking at his own cabin door. Foster paints a wonderful picture of serenity, inspired by memories of a happier and more tranquil past. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 1282 Ptapit733
"Hello, Central, Give Me Heaven" (1901)
 
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Charles K. Harris was responsible for so many major successes in early 20th Century popular music, and this very sad song was among his most successful. Few listeners today know was "Central" was, but The Old Man in the Woods sings the song as it was sung in his family, long years ago. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 8023 Ptapit733
"Gathering Shells From the Seashore" (1874)
 
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Will Thompson, composer of well-known hymns and sentimental songs, brought out "Gathering Shells from the Seashore" in 1874. In the early 20th Century, the song was re-worked by country singers and is still sung today. The Old Man in the Woods sings it informally on his back porch, overlooking a green valley. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 1297 Ptapit733
"Over the Hill to the Poorhouse"
 
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This song from 1874 has special significance today, in view of the bleak economic forecast. The Old Man in the Woods sings it in his old farmhouse, recalling various times in his travels when one-time "poorhouses" were pointed out to him. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 3408 Ptapit733
"The Hour For Thee and Me" (1852) Stephen Foster
 
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A truly beautiful duet composed by Foster, this song earned very little in his lifetime, but has been revived to good effect in the last few decades. It is here performed as it might have been done in an American parlor in the 1850s.
Views: 560 Ptapit733
Beautiful Dreamer (1864) by Stephen Foster
 
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Beautiful Dreamer (1864)
Views: 2954 Ptapit733
"Granny's Old Arm-Chair"
 
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This popular 19th century piece has entered tradition and remains a favorite among singers of "old-timey" selections. It is here performed with simple autoharp accompaniment.
Views: 7241 Ptapit733
"You've Been a Friend to Me"
 
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Popular and prolific American composer Will Hays gave us this very attractive song in 1867. It is sung here by The Old Man in the Woods on his back porch, as it might have been sung around the piano or melodeon more than 140 years ago. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 421 Ptapit733
"Happy Hours at Home" by Stephen Foster
 
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Stephen Foster composed this song and quartette, published in 1862. It is here sung informally by The Old Man in the Woods, Vera Harrendedge, and neighbors in the parlor, as informally as iit might have been sung by sheet music purchasers in 1862. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 1223 Ptapit733
"Jimmy Brown, The Paper Boy"
 
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Will S. Hays turned out a large number of very popular songs in the latter part of the 19th century. This one, with lyrics influenced by the temperance movement, paints a short but grim story of a paper boy struggling to support his mother. The Old Man in the Woods sings it with simple guitar accompaniment. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 2925 Ptapit733
"My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night" (1853) Stephen Foster
 
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Stephen Foster's beautiful "My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night" - now the official state song of Kentucky - was originally sketched out by the composer as "Poor Uncle Tom, Good Night," and was - in fact - used in some stage productions of "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Foster's lyric captures the sorrow of slavery, but the overall nostalgic feeling may be universally applied and understood. It is here sung simply, in parlor fashion, by The Old Man in the Woods and his neighbors.
Views: 1384 Ptapit733
"Where the Silv'ry Colorado Wends its Way"
 
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This hit song of 1901 tells a sad and sentimental story, and is here sung by The Old Man in the Woods on his back porch. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 426 Ptapit733
"The Convict and the Bird" (1888)
 
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Paul Dresser, composer of "The Convict and the Bird," also have us "On the Banks of the Wabash" and "Just Tell Them That You Saw Me," among others. The Old Man in the Woods sings this moving song sincerely and simply. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 298 Ptapit733
"Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming" (1855) by Stephen Foster
 
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Stephen Foster composed this lovely serenade for a quartet to perform, and it is among the most ambitious of his vocal works, "composed-through" - rather than adhering to the verse/chorus form he perfected. A charming anecdote suggests that Stephen personally encountered a group of street serenaders doing this song one evening, and personally stepped in to help them with their harmonies. In the present performance, "The Old Man in the Woods" sings bass, while his neighbors charmingly sing the other parts as they might have been heard in a 19th century parlor.
Views: 1026 Ptapit733
"Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway" (1851) by Stephen Foster
 
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This Stephen Foster composition is The Old Man in the Woods' personal favorite song, though he has never felt he could do it justice. It is Foster at his best as a poet, early in his too-brief career.
Views: 1246 Ptapit733
"Poor Drooping Maiden" by Stephen Foster
 
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One of Stephen Foster's lesser-known songs, composed in 1860, is here sung by The Old Man in the Woods on his back porch. Foster's melody is very attractive, and this sentimental piece deserves to be more frequently performed. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 528 Ptapit733
"Happy Hours at Home" (1860) by Stephen Foster
 
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Although Stephen Foster knew no "happy hours at home" after moving to New York in 1860, this wonderful but seldom-performed song paints a warm picture of homespun serenity, set to some lovely harmonies. It is here sung by The Old Man in the Woods and his neighbors, following Stephen Foster's original score, as the song would have been sung in a typical American parlor in 1860.
Views: 234 Ptapit733
When You and I Were Young, Maggie
 
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One of the most popular and well-loved songs of the 19th century, this is among the first songs The Old Man in the Woods learned as a youngster. Written from a true experience, this selection has retained popularity for nearly a century-and-a-half. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 9312 Ptapit733
"Sinful to Flirt"
 
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Collected by Ethel Park Richardson for her 1927 book, "American Mountain Songs," this piece, found often in Appalachia, is here sung by The Old Man in the Woods, precisely as he heard it when he was very young. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 472 Ptapit733
"I Cannot Sing the Old Songs"
 
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This very popular mid-19th century song was composed by "Claribel," who gave us a number of enduring, sentimental selections. It is here sung by The Old Man in the Woods, reminiscing on his back porch. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 845 Ptapit733
"Mother Was a Lady"
 
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A major hit of 1896, "Mother Was a Lady" is typical of the story-songs of the era. It is here sung informally by The Old Man in the Wood, who is from a family of singers, on all sides. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 234 Ptapit733
"Old Black Joe" (1860) by Stephen Foster
 
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Legend indicates that Stephen Foster promised the kindly Joe he would compose a song about him. In it, he paints an unforgettable picture of a sensitive, compassionate, and world-weary soul who gently and thankfully accepts his impending move to a better realm, in which happiness never fades and the joys of one's youth are restored. One of Foster's greatest songs, the lyric rebels against the conventional dialect employed in minstrel shows and presents a sincere and universal story with which we all may identify.
Views: 2967 Ptapit733
"Mollie Darling"
 
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Probably the most popular of all the successful Will Hays compositions is this 1871 love song, performed here by The Old Man in the Woods on his back porch. The song's popularity has endured, and it has been frequently performed by country music singers in recent decades. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 2598 Ptapit733
"Old Memories" by Stephen Foster
 
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Stephen Foster composed this beautiful nostalgic song in 1853. It is here sung informally by The Old Man in the Woods in his parlor, as it might have been sung by sheet music purchasers at home in the 1850s. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 1313 Ptapit733
"Farewell Old Cottage"  by Stephen Foster
 
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One of Stephen Foster's lesser-known compositions, this charming piece from 1851 merits more frequent performance. It is here sung informally by The Old Man in the Woods and Vera Harrendedge. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 765 Ptapit733
"Oh! Susanna" and "Gwine to Run All Night" by Stephen Foster
 
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As a very young man in Pittsburgh, Stephen Foster composed a minstrel song to amuse his friends, but soon found - to his probable astonishment - that "Oh! Susanna" had become the most popular song in the country. He followed it with others, such as "Gwine to Run All Night." These two early Foster songs are here sung by The Old Man in the Woods and his friends, in the style of a group of 19th Century friends singing, at home, for their own amusement.
Views: 1149 Ptapit733
"Save My Mother's Picture From the Sale"
 
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This very sentimental song by Walsh and Brown, published in 1885, takes us back to a time when sad stories in song lyrics were appreciated, and enhanced sales. The Old Man in the Woods enjoys reaching back and singing the songs of that long-ago era, as he does here. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 426 Ptapit733
La Escuela Secundaria Darién
 
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Es una descripción de nuestra escuela secundaria, en el pueblo de Darién, Connecticut, Estados Unidos.
Views: 255 Ptapit733
"Juanita"
 
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The Old Man in the Woods enjoys going back in time and recalling the "dreams of long ago." This old favorite has been sung for many decades, and it is here given a simple treatment with guitar accompaniment by the old-timer himself. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 304 Ptapit733
"Comrades, Fill No Glass For Me" (1855) Stephen Foster
 
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Stephen Foster's wonderful temperance song speaks to us of happy youth and the sorrows which the years can bring - and the temptation to quell the strife with a relaxing beverage. It is one of his finest pieces, and is sung here by The Old Man in the Woods in the style of nineteenth century parlor entertainment.
Views: 2350 Ptapit733
"We Sat Beneath the Maple on the Hill"
 
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This was the first hit song by Gussie L. Davis, who reportedly composed it at age 18. His other hits of the 1880s and 1890s included "The Fatal Wedding" and "In the Baggage Coach Ahead." The Old Man in the Woods sings and plays "Maple on the Hill" in his home, which actually happens to be situated near a maple on the hill. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 3889 Ptapit733
"When the Bees Are in the Hive" (1904)
 
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The Old Man in the Woods enjoys singing the old songs, and this one from 1904 tells the age-old story of the beautiful maiden who ever awaits the return of her true-love...all in vain, in keeping with the sentimental predilections of audiences at the dawn of the 20th Century. - Created with AquaSoft SlideShow for YouTube: http://www.aquasoft.net
Views: 652 Ptapit733