The Fields of Athenry

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The Fields of Athenry (euskaraz Athenryko zelaiak) Irlandako folk abesti herrikoi bat da. Abestiaren gaia Irlandako Gosete Handian zehar (1845-1950) jatorriz Galwayko konderrian dagoen Athenry udalerriko Michael izeneko gizon bat familia elikatzeko jana lapurtzeagatik Australiako Botany Bay badiara erbesteratua izatera zigortua nola den da.

Abesti hau berez, 1970ko hamarkadan Pete St. John irlandar musikariak konposatu zuen.

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By a lonely prison wall
I heard a young girl calling
Michael they are taking 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 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 ran me down
Now you must raise our child with dignity.

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 that prison ship sailed out against the sky
Sure she'll wait and hope and pray
For her love in Botany Bay
It's so lonely 'round the Fields of Athenry.

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