Declan Galbraith 2014

Monday, April 12, 2010

Declan Galbraith - The Fields Of Athenry video

Written by Pete St. John
First appeared: Dickens Festival
Record label: -
Further information: This song was first recorded by Danny Doyle in 1979
and also covered by Paddy Reilly in 1983

Declan Galbraith Fields Of Athenry - is an Irish folk ballad
Wikipedia Mp3

By a lonely prison wall
I heard a young girl calling
Micheal they are taking you away
For you stole Trevelyn's corn
So 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 ran me down
Now you must raise our child with dignity.


By a lonely harbour wall
She watched the last star falling
As that 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.

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