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Fields Of Athenry

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

Low lies the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small freebirds fly
Our love was on the wing, we had dreams and songs to sing
Now it's so lonely round the fields of Athenry

By a lonely prison wall I heard a young man calling
"Nothing matters, Mary, when your free
Against the famine and the crown
I rebelled, they ran me down
Now you must raise our child with dignity"

Low lies the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small freebirds fly
Our love was on the wing, we had dreams and songs to sing
Now 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 tide
Now she'll wait in hope and pray for her love in Botany Bay
It's so lonely round the fields of athenry

Low lies the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small freebirds fly
Our love was on the wing, we had dreams and songs to sing
Now it's so lonely round the fields of Athenry
Now it's so lonely round the fields of Athenry

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