The Fields of Athenry

By a lonely prison wall
I heard a young girl calling
"Michael, they are taking you away
For you stole Treveleyn's gold
So the 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 wings
We had dreams and songs to sing
It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry

By a lonely prison wass
I heard a young man calling
"Nothing matters Mary when your free
Against the Famine and the Crown
I rebeled they ran me down
Now you must raise our child with dignity"


By a lonely harbour wall
She watched the last star falling
As the prison ship sailed out against the sky
Sure she'll wait and hope and pray
For her love in Botany Bay
It's so lonely 'round the Fields of Athenry