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Fields Of Athenry

  • (Pete St. John)

    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
    It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry

    By a lonely prison wall I heard a young girl calling
    Michael they are taking you away
    For you stole Trevelyan's corn so the young might see the morn
    Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay

    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 caught me down
    Now you must raise our child with dignity

    By a lonely harbour wall, she watched the last star falling
    As the prison ship sailed out against the sky
    For she'll live in hope and pray for her love in Botany Bay
    It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry

    (as sung by The Dubliners)

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