Annabel Lee                      words by Edgar Allan Poe

It was many and many a year ago in a kingdom by the sea
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me

I was a child and she was a child in this kingdom by the sea
But we loved with a love that was more than a love
I and my Annabel Lee
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven coveted her and me

And this was the reason that long ago in this kingdom by the sea
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee
So that her high-born kinsman came and bore her away from me
To shut her up in a sepulchre in this kingdom by the sea

The angels not half so happy in heaven went envying her and me-
Yes!-that was the reason (as all men know) in this kingdom by the sea
That the wind came out of the cloud by night
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee

But our love it was stronger by far than the love of those who were
older than we- Of many far wiser than we
And neither the angels in heaven above or the demons down under the sea
Can ever disever my soul from the soul of the beautiful Annabel Lee

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams of the beautiful Annabel Lee
And the stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes of the beautiful Annabel Lee
And so, all the night tide, I lie down by the side of my darling my darling
My life and my bride
In the sepulchre by the sea—in her tomb by the sounding sea

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