Septimus Winner 11 May — 22 November was an American songwriter of the 19th century. He was also a teacherperformerand music publisher. Winner was born in PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniathe seventh child to Joseph E.
Winner an instrument maker specializing in violins and wife Mary Ann. Winner attended Philadelphia Central High School. Although largely self-taught in the area of music, he did take lessons from Leopold Meignen aroundbut by that time he was already an established instrumental teacher, and performed locally with various ensembles. From around toSeptimus Winner partnered with his brother Joseph Eastburn Winner — as music publishers.
Septimus continued in the business with various partners and names until Winner was especially popular for his ballads published under the pseudonym of Alice Hawthorne, which became known generically as "Hawthorne's Ballads". His brother was also a composer, publishing under the alias Eastburn. Septimus Winner was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in In addition to composing popular songs, Winner also produced more than instruction method books for more than twenty-three instruments.
He wrote more than 1, easy arrangements for various instruments and almost 2, arrangements for violin and piano. Later he sold the rights, reputedly for five dollars, and subsequent publications omitted Milburn's name from the credits. The first verse of "Der Deitcher's Dog" is particularly noteworthy as its Fr.
Canaro* - Yo Tambien Soñe / Olvido (Shellac) verse has become a popular nursery rhyme :. The original song is written in German dialect, and subsequent verses praise lager but lament the fact that "mit no money" it is not possible to drink, Where Has My Little Dog Gone - Bing Crosby - Bing Sings a Camp Song Sing-A-Long praise sausages and thence to speculate on the fate of the missing dog:. Another of Winner's best-remembered songs, " Ten Little Injuns ", was originally published in This was adapted, possibly by Frank J.
Green in as "Ten Little Niggers " and became a standard of the blackface minstrel shows. Winner had originally published it in as "The Spelling Bee". It concerned General George B. In the Various - A Taste Of Rum were rewritten as a campaign ditty on behalf of Ulysses S. Winner's love song Sweet Ellie Rheeor "Carry me back to Tennessee" is widely considered to have been introduced to South Africa by Americans working in the Transvaal gold mines, and to have greatly influenced the well-known Afrikaans song Sarie Marais.
All other sources are from online digital archives Oh publications of the original sheet music which are in the public domain.
Sources include:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about Septimus Winner, who wrote some of his songs under the name of Alice Hawthorne. For Alice Hawthorne who was the victim of U.
Bohlman and O. Light, Forever England: femininity, literature, and conservatism between the wars London: Routledge,p. Categories : births deaths American male composers American composers American lyricists Songwriters from Pennsylvania Musicians from Philadelphia.
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