The Fields Of Athenry chords

Irish Rovers

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  			G C G D 
By a lonely prison wall i heard a young girl calling 
G C D 
Micheal they are takeing you away 
G C G D 
For you stole trevelyens corn so the young mite morn 
D G 
Now you must raise our child with dignity. 
G C G Em G D 
Low lie the fields of athenry where once we watched the small free birds fly 
G C G D 
Our love was on the wing we had dreams and songs to sing 
D G 
Its so lonely round the fields of athenry 
By a lonely prison wall i heard a young maN calling 
Nothing matters mary when your free 
I rebelled againts the crown 
I ran they ran me down 
Now you must raise our child with dignity. 
Chorus 
 
 
 
By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling 
"Michael, they have taken you away, 
For you stole Trevelyan'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 cut me down. 
Now you must raise our child with dignity." 
 
By a lonely harbor wall, she watched the last star fall 
As the prison ship sailed out against the sky 
For she lived to hope and pray for her love in Botany Bay 
It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.