Photo by Mahlon Lovett

Caroline Moseley

Caroline Moseley is a performer and scholar of 19th-century American popular song, particularly interested in parlor songs and songs of the Civil War. Most of her presentations include lecture and performance. For 19th-century programs, and for the songs in this site, she accompanies herself on a 1912 Martin parlor guitar.

The University of Illinois Press recently published two of her cassette-lectures: The Blue and the Grey: Popular Songs of the Civil War and The True Heart of Woman: 19th-Century Parlor Songs and Parlor Singers.

When not singing, or visiting sheet music archives, she is a writer and editor for Princeton University's Communications Office, Princeton, NJ, 08544.

Songs She Performs in This Site

  • Home, Sweet Home
  • Fair Ella Lee
  • The True Heart of Woman
  • The Old Arm Chair
  • My Mother's Bible
  • The Snow Storm
  • My Darling's Little Shoes
  • What Is Home Without a Mother?
  • Mother, Home and Heav'n
  • Little Eva
  • Eva to Her Papa