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In the Old Church Tower by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of In the Old Church Tower by Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907).

This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 14th to October 21st, 2012.

http://www.archive.org/download/oldchurch_tower_librivox/oldchurchtower_aldrich_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 41s (mp3@64kb)

 

Download locations: mp3 128kb : mp3 64kb : ogg vorbis.
Catalogue pages: LibriVox, Internet Archive.
Zip of the entire book (10MB@64kb), featuring all 14 readers of this poem, with a total running time of 20m 51s.

In addition to the readers, this audio book was produced by:
Book Coordinator: David Lawrence
Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: David Lawrence

In the Old Church Tower
In the old church tower
Hangs the bell;
And above it on the vane,
In the sunshine and the rain,
Cut in gold, St. Peter stands,
With the keys in his claspt hands,
And all is well.

In the old church tower
Hangs the bell;
You can hear its great heart beat,
Ah! so loud, and wild, and sweet,
As the parson says a prayer
Over wedded lovers there,
And all is well.

In the old church tower
Hangs the bell;
Deep and solemn, hark! again,
Ah, what passion and what pain!
With her hands upon her breast,
Some poor soul has gone to rest
Where all is well.

In the old church tower
Hangs the bell-
An old friend that seems to know
All our joys and all our woe;
It is glad when we are wed,
It is sad when we are dead,
And all is well !

This week’s poem can be found here.

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