Following a dream
Language: English 
I should not follow a dream in vain,
  Loving, forsaking, loving again,
If this one loved a little more,
  If that one sorrowed a little longer ;
If red lips holier kisses bore,
  If passionate hearts were stronger.

I should not leave brown hair for gold,
  The warm and fair for the fair and cold,
If one I loved ne'er loved again ;
  As years go by and loves grow fewer,
I should not follow a dream in vain,
  If a beautiful woman were truer.

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