A long time ago, my memory is slow, an angel came to me

I gave her a name and felt I was to blame

A mystery from whom she came

She was a gift to our family and sent directly, and so correctly

A long time ago an angel we once entertained

We could put no food on her plate, no drink on her lips

But a tube in her nose which we opened and closed, was given to me

No speech on her tongue

No games in the street, no shoes on her feet

Oh! how are hearts beat

An angel we once entertained

Our angel we once entertained, her life ended in vain

We tried, we cried, however she died

We were unable to keep her alive

12 summers of joy she brought to us

12 years of strife ended her life

Our angel Adele we once entertained

Words by Jonathan