Beautiful Dreamer

Album: Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster (1864)
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  • Stephen Foster died of alcoholism and a fall from his bed in New York City in 1864. Shortly thereafter his renamed publishing company, William A. Pond Co., published the last song that he wrote a few days before his death, "Beautiful Dreamer." During his lifetime Foster earned only $15,091.08 in royalties from his sheet music and he died with just 38 cents in his pocket.
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  • Chloe Rowles from TexasI have loved this song since I was 10 years old and heard it in the movie 'Mighty Joe Young', the Terry Moore original version. It was the only melody that would calm down Joe. It has been my favorite ever since, 67 years.
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