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Sheet Music: Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair

TitleJeanie with the Light Brown Hair
Alternate titlesI Dream of Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair
ComposerStephen Foster (1826–1864)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyF major
RangeC5–F6
Time signature4/4
Tempo68 BPM
Performance time1:00
Difficulty leveleasy
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (46 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (1 kB) MP3 (485 kB)
Date added2009-09-04
Last updated2009-09-04
CategoriesLove songs, Traditional/Folk

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Friday 4 September 2009

Tune of the Day: Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair

Traditional American song by Stephen C. Foster

This famous musical poem was written by songwriter Stephen Foster with his wife, Jane McDowall, in mind. The 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”.

Several Looney Tunes cartoons make reference to the song, often with a punning reference to “genie” and “hare”. The first line of the song also inspired the name of the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie... although the title character in that show had blond hair.