Autograph Manuscript signed (“George Cooper”), fair copy, of the lyrics to the song “Sweet Genevieve”. George Cooper.

“Sweet Genevieve” by Stephen Foster’s Friend, George Cooper

Autograph Manuscript signed (“George Cooper”), fair copy, of the lyrics to the song “Sweet Genevieve”.

[First published, New York: Wm. A. Pond, 1869].

Two stanzas and chorus, on one page, in ink. 4to. “Sweet Genevieve” by Stephen Foster’s Friend, George Cooper. Fine Item #247618

One of the most popular songs of the 19th century, with music by Henry Tucker, “Sweet Genevieve” is one of the few surviving song by George Cooper (1838-1927?), whose friendship with Stephen Foster in the last few months of Foster’s life has been well documented. The two evidently collaborated on some songs together, which are now lost. It was Cooper who discovered the prostrate body of his stricken friend on the Bowery the day before Foster died, and who informed the family of his death.
Autograph lyrics of George Cooper are of the utmost rarity.

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