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Foster, Stephen

A nineteenth-century American songwriter. He wrote the words and music to some of the country's perennially favorite songs, including “Oh! Susanna,” “The Old Folks at Home,” “Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair,” and “Beautiful Dreamer.”

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