|mfa7072 Beautiful Dreamer:
"Beautiful Dreamer" is a parlor song by American songwriter Stephen Foster (1826–1864). It was published posthumously in March 1864, by Wm. A. Pond & Co. of New York.
The first edition states on its title page that it is "the last song ever written by Stephen C. Foster. Composed but a few days prior to his death."However, Carol Kimball, the author of Song, points out that the first edition's copyright is dated 1862, which suggests, she writes, the song was composed and readied for publication two years before Foster's death.