The fields of Athenry

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."

Refrein:
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."

Refrein:
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 harbour wall,
she watched the last star falling
as the prison ship sailed out against the sky.
For she lived in hope and pray,
for her love in Bot’ny Bay
It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry

Refrein:
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.
It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry.