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 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 highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me
To shut her up in a sepulcher
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
Nor the demons down under the sea
Can ever dissever 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 sepulcher there by the sea
In her tomb by the sounding sea

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"Annabel Lee [Spoken]" as written by John Critchley Edgar Allen Poe

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    General Comment- it's a very good performance
    - it's a very nice poem
    ...and it's great that the crüxshadows adopted this poem. :)
    modulon April 23, 2007   Link

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