„I have a terrible wanderthirst; the very sight of a map makes me want to put on my hat and take an umbrella and start. I
shall see before I die the palms and temples of the South.“

Source: Daddy-Long-Legs

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Yo soy un hombre sincero
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Y antes de morirme quiero
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Variant translations:
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From the land where palm trees grow,
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