George Cooper (poet)
George Cooper (May 14, 1840, New York City – September 26, 1927, New York City) was an American poet remembered chiefly for his song lyrics, many set to music by Stephen Foster.
He translated the lyrics of German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, and French musical works into singable English.
- "For the Dear Old Flag, I Die"
- "Star of the East" (1890)
- Words for the 1869 song Sweet Genevieve, to music by Henry L Tucker
- "Author of 'Sweet Genevieve' Dies in His Sleep at Age of 89" (facsimile), The New York Times, September 28, 1927 (subscription required)
- "George Cooper". Hymnary.org. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
- Moulton, Charles Wells (1891). "George Cooper". The Magazine of Poetry. 3 (1–4): 11.
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