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  1. Fields of Athenry

From the album Story Girl

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Name: Fields of Athenry (traditional cover)
Composer: Pete St. John
Arrangement: G. Gothard, W. Gothard
Album: Story Girl (2011)

Performance Credits
G. Gothard: guitar, bass, cajon, backing vocals
W. Gothard: violin, bodhran
S. Gothard: vocals, violin
L. Knight: bass

Lyrics

By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling
Michael they have taken you away
For you stole Trevelyn's corn, so the young might see the morn
Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay
CHORUS: 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 struck me down
Now you must raise our child with dignity
CHORUS

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