The fields of Athenry (The Dubliners)

Irish folk ballad set during the Great Irish Famine (1845–1850).

Listen and fill out the lyrics with the missing verbs.

By a lonely wall,
I a young girl calling
Michael they have taken you away
For you Trevelyan's corn
So the young might see the morn,
Now a prison ship lies in the bay

Low lie the fields of Athenry
Where once we the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing
We had and songs to sing
It's so round the fields of Athenry

By a lonely prison wall
I heard a young man calling
Nothing , Mary, when you're free
Against the famine and the crown
I rebelled, they cut me down
Now you must our child with dignity


By a lonely wall
She watched the last star falling
As the prison ship out against the sky
For she lived in and pray
For her love in Botany Bay
It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry

Chorus (2x)

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