The Fields Of Athenry - Ukulele Chords

29 Jan 2011

The Fields Of Athenry - Ukulele Chords

Wonderful traditional Irish folk tune for the ukulele


By a lonely prison wall
  C                  G      D
I heard a young girl calling
G                C             D
Micheal they are taking you away
G                        C
For you stole Trevelyn's corn
       G                   D
So the young might see the morn
Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay


G   C       G              Em
Low lie the Fields of Athenry
      G                                    D
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
    G               C  
Our love was on the wing
       G                   D
We had dreams and songs to sing
Its so lonely 'round the Fields of Athenry

Verse 2

By a lonely prison wall
I heard a young man calling
Nothing matter Mary when your free,
Against the famine and the Crown
I rebelled they cut me down
Now you must raise our child with dignity


Verse 3

By a lonely harbor 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




  1. i'm a liverpool supporter so i converted it to anfield road

  2. It's not a traditional song, it was written by Pete St John from Dublin


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