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Fields of Athenry

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By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling
"Michael, they have taken you away,
For you stole Trevelyan's corn,
O 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."

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

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{G}By a lonely prison {C}wall, I heard a young girl{G} cal{D}ling
"Michael, {C}they have taken you {D}away,
{D}For you stole{G} Trevelyan's corn,
{C}o the young might see the {G}morn.
Now a prison ship lies waiting in the {G}bay."

{G}Low lie{C} the {G}fields of Athen{Em}ry
{G}Where once we watched the small free birds {D}fly
{G}Our love was on the {C}wing
We {G}had dreams and songs to {D}sing
It's so lonely round the fields of Athen{G}ry.

{G}By a lonely prison {C}wall, I heard a young man {G}call{D}ing
{G}"Nothing {C}matters, Mary, when you're {D}free
{G}Against the famine and the {C}crown,
I re{G}belled, they cut me {D}down.
Now you must raise our child with {G}dignity."

{G}By a lonely harbor {C}wall, she watched the last star {G}fall{D}ing
{G}As the prison {C}ship sailed out against the {D}sky
{G}For she lived to hope and {C}pray
{G}For her love in Botany {D}Bay
It's so lonely round the fields of {G}Athenry.

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