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Fields of Athenry

This song was set during the great Irish famine (1845-1850) and is a popular anthem among Irish sport supporters. It has become my favourite Irish song and I made the arrangement up to sound like a more meaningful dramatic ballad. I first heard it sung by a lady working as a bartender/server at McVeigh's Irish tavern on Church Street in Toronto. I believe her name was Sinead?? No..not the famous one..haha. She got up and did an a capella version of it and I instantly fell in love with the song. There are some wonderful vocal harmonies & acoustic guitar additions added to the backing track along with special percussion effects both by the incomparable Hal Bruce. lyrics By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling Michael, they have taken you away, For you stole Trevelyan'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 harbor wall, she watched the last star falling As the prison ship sailed out against the sky So she'll wait and hope and pray for her love in Botany Bay It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry 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 It's so lonely...round the fields..of Athenry credits from MILESTONES (Mothers​.​.​.​Mystery​.​.​.​), released September 25, 2017 license all rights reserved tags Tags celtic country galway irish ballad n.ireland northern irish music paddy reilly pop pop-jazz canadian music dropkick murphys easy listening folk pop irish music irish rebel songs northern ireland Toronto about Kendall Partington image Kendall Partington Toronto, Ontario Follow Singer/keyboardist - 25 years live music performer within Canada & international. Just recorded first true CD. Mix of... more kendallpartington.ca Facebook linkedin.com Twitter open.spotify.com Recommendations discography MILESTONES (Mothers​.​.​.​Mystery​.​.​.​) Sep 2017 contact / help Contact Kendall Partington Streaming and Download help Shipping and returns Redeem code Kendall Partington recommends: Tonight Tonight by The Heartbroken Stuart's dad John Allan Cameron,"Godfather of Celtic music" was a big influence on me. Talented guitarist/songwriter Stuart is showcased perfectly in this band. Damhnait & Blake=superb vocalists btw. Kendall Partington go to album One Of The Ones by Levi Kreis I fell in love with his voice immediately when I heard the song "Hardly a Hero" from the movie Kiss the Bride. LOVED the album. I went to see him in Chicago and he gave a friend and I free tix! Kendall Partington go to album If you like Kendall Partington, you may also like: Live at the Barrow Civic Theatre- Franklin, PA (5-10... A trove of albums from the celebrated guitarist, including live LPs, rarities, studio albums, and more. Bandcamp New & Notable Jun 28, 2019 go to album Winter Sun by Elva Elizabeth Morris of Allo Darlin’ returns with a new group! “Winter Sun” is a tender blend of pastoral folk and diary-like lyrics. Bandcamp New & Notable Apr 8, 2019 go to album Thunder Follows The Light by mutual benefit On “Thunder Follows the Light,” Brooklyn’s Mutual Benefit takes a decidedly softer turn, using the harsh elements as bookends for songs about reaching for love and comfort. Bandcamp Album of the Day Sep 27, 2018 go to album Skip a Sinking Stone by mutual benefit featured on Bandcamp Weekly Jun 14, 2016 go to album Bandcamp Daily your guide to the world of Bandcamp The Merch Table: Ziemba Creates Perfumes to Accompany Her World-Building Electropop Hidden Gems: Vendredi sur Mer, “Marée Basse” Hidrogenesse’s “Joterías Bobas” Is Delightfully Campy On Bandcamp Radio Guest host Ennio Styles talks to Mike Calandra of Python Syndicate listen now Bandcamplog in terms of use privacy copyright policy switch to mobile view language: English


 
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