Easy Songs For Guitar - The FIELDS of ATHENRY Written by Pet St John in the 1970 (Info)

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Key - E  (The Dubliners are playing it in E - I've shown it in D)

Chords (E A B7)*

Capo 2nd Fret* D G A7

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Pick Style Ripple or Double Thumb

Further Notes/User Input- at bottom.

 

Paddy Reilly Version (Same Key) Click

Dropkick Murphy's Version Click (Is in Eb to use D chords CAPO on first fret)

 

The Fields of Anfield Road Click (Capo on 2)

Much maligned in Folk Clubs (Done to death but a great song) versions such as this have evolved Click

 

Try this one (D No capo) Click (Not my spelling - very political)

Even the Japanese do it Click

 

Fields of Athenry

D

By a lonely prison wall

   G                           D  A7
I heard a young girl calling

D                         G              A7
Michael they are taking you away

              D                         G
For you stole Trevelyan's corn

            D                             A7
So the young might see the morn.

                                                        D             G     D
Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay.

Chorus

D    G       D
Low lie the Fields of Athenry  

                                                                         A7
Where once we watched the small free birds fly.

         D                     G
Our love was on the wing

               D                             A7
We had dreams and songs to sing  

                                                            D              G     D
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.
 

Chorus

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.

Chorus

Further Notes

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