No Use for a Name

No Use for a Name - Fields of Athenry

By a lonely prison wall I heard a young girl callin'

Michael they have taken you away

For you stole Trevelyn's corn

So the young might see the morn

Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay.

Low lie the fields of Athenry,

Where once we watched the small free bird 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.

By a lonely harbour wall she watched the last star falling

As that prison ship sailed out against the sky

For she'll live in hope and pray

For her love in Botany Bay

It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.

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