The Dubliners - The Fields Of Athenry

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The Fields Of Athenry

Original songwriter: Pete St-John

By a lonely prison wall

I heard a young girl calling

Michael they have taken you away

For you stole Trevelyan'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

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 cut me down

Now you must raise our child with dignity

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 harbour wall she watched the last star falling

As the prison ship sailed out against the sky

For she lived in hope and pray for her love in Botany Bay

It's so lonely 'round the Fields of Athenry

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

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Disgocs ID

274143

Artist Information

Formed : 1962 // Dublin, Ireland Members : Barney McKenna (banjo, mandolin, melodeon, vocals) Ronnie Drew (guitar, vocals, 1962-74, 1979-96) Ciáran Bourke (vocals, guitar, harmonica, tin whistle, 1962-88) Luke Kelly (vocals, banjo, 1962-83) John Sheahan (violin, tin whistle, mandolin, concertina, guitar, vocals, 1964-present) Bobby Lynch (vocals, guitar, 1964-65) Jim McCann (vocals, guitar, 1974-79) Sean Cannon (vocals, guitar, 1982-present) Eamonn Campbell (banjo, mandolin, guitar, 1987-present) Paddy Reilly (vocals, guitar, 1996-2005) Patsy Watchom (vocals, banjo, 2005-present)

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