I heard a sweet voice calling,
"Danny, they have taken
you stole Travelian's corn,
That your babes might see the morn,
Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay."
Fair lie the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small freebirds fly.
Our love grew with the
dreams and songs to sing
As we wandered through the fields of Athenry.
By a lonely prison wall
I heard a young man calling
matters, Jenny, when you're free
Against the famine and the crown,
I rebelled, they ran me down,
Now you must raise our children without
On the windswept
She watched the last star rising
As the prison ship sailed out across the sky
But she'll watch and hope and pray,
For her love
in Botany Bay
Whilst she is lonely in the fields of Athenry.
Whilst she is lonely in the fields of Athenry