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His Life And Background In Cincinnati 1846 - 1850 by Raymond Walters

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Turn Not Away (copyright October 15). Village Belle Polka (copyright October 15). Lily Ray (copyright December 9).
To this list Foster Hall has recently added a song 'Way Down South in Alabama/'* copyrighted in 1848. It is authentically a product of Stephen's pen. Without great merit, it belongs in the group of songs which he turned out perhaps too prolifically. At any rate both he and his work were alive!
* The only copy of "Way Down South in Alabama" known to be in existence is in the possession of Mr. Maskell Ewing of Philadelphia. Mr. Ewing is a grandson of Stephen Foster's sister, Ann Eliza Foster Buchanan. This song is in the collection of Foster music which formerly belonged to his grandmother. Infor­mation about "Way Down South in Alabama" was supplied Foster Hall through the courtesy of Mr, Ewing.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III