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First Line: Somewhere there is a girl for me
Last Line: And if I fail to cross her trail—the fault will not be mine!
Subject(s): Courtship; Single People; Bachelors; Unmarried People


Somewhere there is a Girl for me,
The one and perfect pearl for me,
Who's made by fate to be my mate, the comrade of my soul;
But in what clime, or latitude
She dwells, my life's beatitude,
Is quite unknown and only shown on fortune's secret scroll.

And if I gaze meanwhile upon
The other maids, and smile upon
The lasses sweet whom I may meet by happy circumstance,
Such light and harmless merriment
Is simply an experiment
To help me find the one designed to be my True Romance!

So if I follow all of them
And yield me to the thrall of them
And seem to prize the light of eyes that gayly gleam and shine,
The reason is, I'm groping for
The destiny I'm hoping for
And if I fail to cross her trail—the fault will not be mine!





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