The fields of Athenry

By lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling

Michael they are taking you away

For you stole Trevaillians corn

So your young might see the morn

It’s so lonely ’round the Fields of Athenry

Chorus : Lo 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 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.

Chorus

By lonely harbour wall, she watched the last hour falling

As the prison-ship sailed out against the sky

But she’ll live and hope and pray

For a prison ship lies waiting in the Bay

It’s so lonely ’round the Fields of Athenry

Chorus