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Annabel Lee

“Annabel Lee” is Track 7 on In Your Dreams (2011), Stevie Nicks‘ seventh solo album. It follows “Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)” and precedes “Solider’s Angel” (“My Heart” on the Barnes & Noble/international version) in the album track order.

About the Song

Stevie adapted the words from the Edgar Allan Poe poem “Annabel Lee.” Guitarist Waddy Wachtel created the song’s musical interlude.

In 2019, Rolling Stone critic Rob Sheffield ranked “Annabel Lee” at No. 39 on his “Top 50 Songs of the 2010s,” writing “The gypsy queen comes back to tell the world who the eff she is, with a lyric by one of her hot dead rock & roll boyfriends, Edgar Allen Poe.”

Lyrics

It was many and many a year ago
In a kingdom by the sea
That a maiden lived
Whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee

This maiden, she lived
With no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me

She was a child and I was a child
In this kingdom by the sea
We loved with a love
That was more than a love
I and my Annabel Lee

With a love that the winged
Angels of heaven
They coveted her and me

And the moon never beams
Without bringing me dreams
And the sun never shines
But I see the bright eyes
I lie down by the side

The angels not half
So happy in heaven
Went envying her and me
That was the reason as all men know
In this kingdom by the sea

That the wind came out
Of the cloud that night
Killing my, my Annabel Lee

And the moon never beams
Without bringing me dreams
And the sun never shines
But I see the bright eyes
I lie down by the side

But our love was stronger
By far than the love
Of those who were older than we
Many far wiser than we

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

And the moon never beams
Without bringing me dreams
And the sun never shines
But I see the bright eyes
I lie down by the side

Oh, I lie down by the side of my darling
My life, my life and my bride
I lie down by her side

I lie down by her side, my darling
My life, my life and my bride
I lie down by her side
I lie down by her side
I lie down by the side

Oh, I lie down by the side of my darling
My life, my life and my bride
I lie down

Oh, I lie down by the side of my darling
My life, my life

I lie down by the side of my darling
My life, my life and my bride
I lie down

Ooh…
I lie down
I lie down
Ooh, by the side

(Stevie Nicks) © 2011 Welsh Witch Music (BMI) Admin. by Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI)

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