"The Wedding Bell"

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My friend, do you hear that dim, distant bell,

Ringing out its golden jubilation?

Well sir, I, sir, seem to hear some sad knell,

Pealing mournfully from cavernous hell,

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Not singing songs of sheer celebration.

My friend, do you hear that dim, distant bell,

Echoing its prayers from some dark dell,

Some deep ditch of hidden elevation?

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Well sir, I, sir, seem to hear some sad knell.

Can you not hear its ringing rise and swell,

Its dire pounding sounding devastation?

My friend, do you hear that dim, distant bell?

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That dirge of celebration—can't you tell?

Can't you feel it with its grim oration?

My friend do you hear that dim, distant bell?

Well sir, I, sir, seem to hear some sad knell.

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