Jeanie with the light brown hair (Granville Bantock)

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Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2020-10-17).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 102 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Jeanie with the light brown hair
Composer: Granville Bantock
Lyricist: Stephen Foster

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1944

Description: Arrangement of Stephen Foster's parlor song 'Jeanie with the light brown hair'. The arrangement excludes verse 2 from the original song. Published by W.Paxton & Co Ltd no 80313.

External websites: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanie_with_the_Light_Brown_Hair

Original text and translations

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

I sigh for Jeanie, 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 flowers may wither on the shore
While her gentle fingers will cull them no more:
Oh! I sigh for Jeanie with the light brown hair,
Floating, like a vapor, on the soft summer air.