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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 high-born kinsmen 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 beautiful Annabel Lee
But our love it was stronger by far than the love of those who were older than we
Of many who were 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 sepulchre there by the sea in her tomb by the sounding sea (Annabel Lee)



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