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The fields of Athenry / The boy in the gap


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Jean-Christophe

 Genre: Celtic

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New version by Normainn as a trio : Didier Lefaux (vocals and mandole), Nathalie Trutet (flute) and myself (guitar).
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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 cut 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 harbour wall, she watched the last star falling
As the prison ship sailed out against the sky
For she'll live in hope and pray for her love in Botany Bay
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
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Uploaded: Aug 09, 2012 - 10:50:45 AM
Last Updated: Aug 09, 2012 - 10:50:45 AM Last Played: Nov 18, 2017 - 02:54:14 PM
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867-5309 said 1931 days ago (August 9th, 2012)
brick
awesome ~ right up my cobblestone -
so gorgeous and inspiring and uplifting really -
good to have arrived here & stretch out on my back within this rustic grove of utopia. . . for 'tis one very special package.
Check out my latest song called Taking Care Of Business
Feter said 1931 days ago (August 9th, 2012)
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I liked the feel and the soul of this song ..very wonderful singing
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
Artist Info
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Name: Jean-Christophe PLOQUIN
Location: SOTTEVILLE-LES-ROUEN France
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I'm a french guitarist and I play many different fingerpicking styles on several guitars. I'm well known on Second Life as JeanChristophe Chevalier. My band : www.normainn.com My album "Eclectique" is on sale : CD : MP3 : ... [see more]

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Celtic music is a broad grouping of musical genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic peoples of Western Europe. The term Celtic music may refer to both orally-transmitted traditional music and recorded popular music with o

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