T:Fields of Athenry, The
C:Pete St John
DD | D3D G2A2 | B6 B2 | c3c c2d2 | (B4- BcBG) | A8 |
dd3 d2B2 | c3d c2B2 | A8- | A4
B2c2 | d3d d2B2 | c6 dc | B3A (GA)B2 | A6
DD | AA3 B2c2 | B2A2 G2F2 | G8- | G8 ||
d8 | e6 d2 | G4 zDGA | B6 A2 | G3D G2A2 | B4 c2d2 | A8- | A6
(Bc) | d3d d2B2 | c6 dc | B3A (GA2)B | A6
DD | A2A2 B2c2 | B2A2 G2F2 | G8- | G6 ||
W:By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling,
W:Michael they are taking you away,
W:For you stole Trevelyan's corn, so the young might see the morn,
W:Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay.
W:Low lie the fields of Athenry, where once we watched the small free birds fly,
W:Our love was on the wing, we had dreams and songs to sing,
W:It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.
W:By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young man calling,
W:Nothing matters Mary when your free,
W:Against the famine and the crown, I rebelled, they ran me down,
W:Now you must raise our child with dignity.
W:By a lonely harbour wall, she watched the last star falling,
W:As the prison ship sailed out against the sky,
W:For she lives in hope and prays for her love in Botany Bay,
W:It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry