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Foster was born on July 4th, 1927 and went on to compose “Oh Susanna”, “My Old Kentucky Home”, “Beautiful Dreamer”, “I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair” - some of America’s most beloved folk songs - for which he was paid $100 dollars and never saw profits due to poor copyright and composer royalty rights. Sure would have been rich today, so I guess we’ve come a long way.
So have we, we think.
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And Happy 4th.