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    I Dream Of Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair by Stephen C. Foster – Poetry Reading


    by Rajshri

    I Dream Of Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair - A poem by Stephen C. Foster. About the poem - "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" is a parlor song by Stephen Foster. It was published by Firth, Pond & Co. of New York in 1854. Foster wrote the song with his wife Jane McDowell in mind. "Jeanie" was a notorious beneficiary of the ASCAP boycott of 1941. During this period, most modern music could not be played by the major radio broadcasters due to a dispute over licensing fees. The broadcasters used public-domain songs during this period, and according to Time magazine, "So often had BMI's Jeannie [sic] With the Light Brown Hair been played that she was widely reported to have turned Grey" About the poet - Stephen Collins Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864), known was a gifted American songwriter. He was born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania in United States of America. Many of his songs are popular even today. He is known as the 'Father of American Music' For more videos log onto Also find us on Facebook at Subscribe & Stay Tuned -