Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Rebel Black Dot Irish Song o' the Day

Dropkick Murphys, "Fields of Athenry" from Blackout (The Last Angry Irishman)

"By 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'…

"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 cut me down;
Now you must raise our child with dignity.'

"By a lonely harbor wall
She watched the last star falling
As the 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."

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