My lonely prison wall
I heard the young girl calling
Michael they are taking you away
For you stole travelyns corn
so the young might see the morn
now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay

Chorus 1:
Low lie the fields of athenry
where once we watched the small free birds fly
our love was on the wings
we had dreams and songs to sing
its so lonely round the fields of athenry

my lonely prison wall
i heard the young man calling
nothing matters mary when you're free
against and the famine and thecrown i rebelled
they shot me down
now you must raise our child with dignity

Chorus 1

my lonely hardbor wall i watched the star falling
as a prison ship sailed out against the sky
sure she'll wait and hope and pray
for her love in botany bay
its so lonely round the fields of athenry

chorus 1

Chorus 2:
i'm a rambler i'm a gambler
i'm a long way from home
and if you don't like me well leave me alone
i'll eat when i'm hungry i'll drink when i'm dry
and the moonshine don't kill me i'll live 'till i die

i've been a moonshiner for many a year
i've spent all me money on whiskey and beer
i'll go to some hollow i'll set up my still
and i'll make you a gallon for a ten shilling bill

chorus 2

i'll go to some hollow in this country
ten gallons of wash i can go honestly
no women to follow the world is all mine
i'll love none so well as i love the moonshine

chorus 2

oh moonshine oh moonshine oh how i love thee
it killed me old father but darent kill me
god bless all the moonshiners god bless all the moonshine
their breath smells as sweet as the dew on the vine

chorus 2


Lyrics submitted by MJF92289

Fields of Athenry/Moonshine song meanings
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