George Cooper (poet)

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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.


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  • "George Cooper". Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  • Moulton, Charles Wells (1891). "George Cooper". The Magazine of Poetry. 3 (1–4): 11.

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