Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

1850 - 1894

A Scottish writer whose poetry was popular among American song composers, Stevenson is best known for his fantasy novel Treasure Island.

Photo: Robert Louis Stevenson, public domain


Stevenson's poetry and texts have been set by countless Americans, from John Alden Carpenter's "Looking-Glass River" to Henry F. Gilbert's "Pirate Song" and from Sidney Homer's song cycle Six Songs from 'Underwoods' to Richard Hundley's "For Your Delight."

For information about Stevenson's life and work, please visit the links to the right.

Songs & Song Collections BY Stevenson (entered to date)

Audio PLaylist