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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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A duet with Didier Lefaux (vocals and mandole), it's our new band : Normainn.
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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: Oct 27, 2011 - 04:07:41 AM
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2011 - 04:07:41 AM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 05:35:31 PM
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jfisenne said 2216 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
The fields
That is fine guitar playing and singing. I ordinarily wouldn't give Celtic a listen, but I'm glad I did.
Check out my latest song called A Swan Song
Feter said 2216 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
The fields of Athenry
Ahh ..a song from the green ..this is so genuine the guitar the honest wonderful vocal with that authentic accent it gives the whole sound a very wonderful spirit ...I love this band ...cheers ..thanks a lot for sharing !!
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spannerotoole said 1967 days ago (July 3rd, 2012)
ah
a Pete st. John Number
Check out my latest song called Dream
Briguy777 said 1303 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
Very nice
I love this song and have covered it myself great tune! And excellent instrumentation!.
Thanks for sharing,
Briguy
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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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