The Fields Of Athenry

Album: The Fields Of Athenry (1983)
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  • But a lonely prison wall,
    I heard a young girl calling
    Michael they have taken you away,
    For you stole trevelyn's corn
    So the young might see the morn,
    Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay

    Low lie, The Fields Of Athenry
    Where once we watched the small free birds fly
    Our love was on the wing
    We had dreams and songs to sing,
    Its so lonely round the Fields of Athenry

    By a lonely prison wall
    I heard a young man calling
    'Nothing matters Mary, when you're free'
    Against the famine and the crown,
    I rebelled, they brought me down
    Now its lonely round the Fields of Athenry

    By a lonely harbour wall
    She watched the last star falling
    As the prison ship sailed out against the sky
    Sure she'll live in hope and pray
    For her love in Botney Bay
    Its so lonely round the Fields Of AthenryWriter/s: TOM KOCHAN
    Publisher: FEARLESS LIEDER
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Comments: 3

  • Hugh Mcphee from Wick, United KingdomThis is my wife Elizabeth's favourite song by far.
  • Hugh from Wick, United KingdomThe Wolfe Tones and Brian Kennedy have recorded this as well. The Dropkick Murphys rendition was in my opinion offensive and ruined it.
  • Eisso from Groningen, NetherlandsWhen I was in Northern Ireland in 1988, there was an English girl always singing this song. I then thought it was a traditional song and I actually think she always thought so.
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