Fields of Athenry
[C] By a lonely prison wall, I [F] heard a young girl [C] call[G]ing,
[C] Michael they have[F] taken you a[G]way,
For you [C] stole Trevelyn’s [F] corn,
so the [C] young might see the [G] morn,
Now a prison ship lies [G7] waiting in the [C] bay.
[C] Low [F] lie the [C] fields of Athen[Am]ry,
Where [C] once we watched the small free birds [G] fly,
Our [C] love was on the[F] wing,
We had[C] dreams and songs to [G] sing,
It's so [Dm] lonely round the [G7] fields of Athen[C]ry.
By a [C] lonely prison wall, I [F] heard a young man [C] call[G]ing,
[C] Nothing matters [F] Mary when you’re [G] free,
Against the [C] famine and the [F] Crown,
I re[C]belled, they cut me [G] down,
Now you [Dm] must raise our [G7] child with digni[C]ty.
By a [C] lonely harbour wall,she [F] watched the last star [C] fall[G]ing,
As the [C] prison ship sailed [F] out against the [G] sky,
For she’ll [C] live in hope and [F] pray,for her [C] love in Botany [G] Bay,
It's so [Dm] lonely round the [G7] fields of Athen[C]ry