Who Sang The Fields of Athenry? Paddy Reilly

Paddy Reilly The Fields of Athenry cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2001
length: 4:36
composer: Pete St. John
lyricist: Pete St. John
But a lonely prison wall,
I heard a young girl calling
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 birds fly
Our love was on the wing
We had dreams and songs to sing,
Its 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 brought me down
Now its lonely round the Fields of Athenry

By a lonely harbour wall
She watched the last star falling
As the prison ship sailed out against the sky
Sure she'll live in hope and pray
For her love in Botney Bay
Its so lonely round the Fields Of Athenry

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Fields of Athenry
  • 2 Bunch of Thyme
  • 3 The Crack Was Ninety in the Isle of Man
  • 4 John O’Dreams
  • 5 Scorn Not His Simplicity
  • 6 Farewell to the Rhonda
  • 7 Mulligan and Me
  • 8 Beautiful Dreamer
  • 9 Champion at Keeping Them Rolling
  • 10 Dancing at Whitsun
  • 11 Farewell to Dublin
  • 12 The Galtee Mountain Boy
  • 13 Farewell to Nova Scotia
  • 14 Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore
  • 15 Jim Larkin
  • 16 Only Our Rivers Run Free