067. The Fields Of Athenry

The Fields Of Athenry 067.

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

Refrein:                                                                                            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 man calling
"Nothing matters, Mary, when you´re free
Against the famine and the Crown
I rebelled, they ran me down
Now you must raise our child with dignity"

Refrein + Instrumentaal

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