1827–1902
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May 11, 1827, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

November 22, 1902, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Ba­la Cyn­wyd, Penn­syl­van­ia.

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Winner was a well known poet, composer and violinist. A self taught musician, he also ran a music store, gave lessons on various instruments, and played in the Phil­a­del­phia Brass Band and Ce­cil­i­an Musical Society. He wrote or edited over 200 volumes of music for more than 20 instruments, and produced 2,000 arrangements for violin and piano. He wrote the song List­en to the Mock­ing Bird, but sold the rights to it for the grand sum of five dollars; in the next few years, it sold 20,000,000 copies. His other songs include:

  1. Whispering Hope