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JEANNIE WITH THE LIGHT BROWN HAIR aka "I Dream Of Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair" (Stephen Foster c.1854) Lambert Murphy - 1922 Also recorded by: Johnny Green; Jussi Bjöerling; Bourbon Street Stompers; London Promenade Orch.; Richard Crooks; Robert Farnon. I dream of Jeannie with the light brown hair Borne, like a vapor, on the summer air I see her tripping where the bright streams play Happy as the daisies that dance on her way Many were the wild notes her merry voice would pour Many were the blithe birds that warbled them o'er Oh! I dream of Jeannie with the light brown hair Floating, like a vapor, on the soft, summer air I long for Jeannie with the day dawn smile Radiant in gladness, warm with winning guile I hear her melodies, like joys gone by Sighing round my heart o'er the fond hopes that die Sighing like the night wind and sobbing like the rain Wailing for the lost one that comes not again Oh! I long for Jeannie, and my heart bows low Never more to find her where the bright waters flow I sigh for Jeannie, but her light form strayed Far from the fond hearts round her native glade Her smiles have vanished and her sweet songs flown Flitting like the dreams that have cheered us and gone Now the nodding wild flow'rs may wither on the shore While her gentle fingers will cull them no more Oh! I sigh for Jeannie with the light brown hair Floating like a vapor, on the soft summer air (Contributed by Bill Huntley - November 2004) ** This song was originally written as "Jennie With The Light Brown Hair", but by the time it was officially published in 1854, the name had changed to "Jeanie" with only one "n". Somewhere along the way, the other "n" was added and her name became "Jeannie".


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