Fields of Athenry
V.1 By the lonely prison wall I heard a young girl calling,
"Michael, they have taken you away !"
You stole Trevelyan's corn so the young might see the morn.
Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay."
And 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.
V.2 By lonely prison walls, 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 the lonely harbor wall, she watched the last star falling.
As the prison ship sailed out against the sky.
Now she lives and hopes and prays for her love in Botany bay