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Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair

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Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
S. Foster

I dream of Jeanie 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 note here merry voice would pour
Many were the blithe birds that warbled them o'er.
I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair,
Floating like a vapor on the soft summer air.

I long for Jeanie 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.
I long for Jeanie and my heart bows low
Never more to find here where the bright waters flow.

I sigh for Jeanie, but her light form strayed
Far from the fond hears 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 flowers may wither on the shore
While her gentle fingers will cull them no more.
I sigh for Jeanie with the light brown hair,
Floating like a vapor on the soft summer air.



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