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Fields of athenry
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The Fields of Athenry" is an Irish folk ballad set during the Great Irish Famine or Great Irish Hunger (–) about a fictional man named Michael from near . By a lonely prison wall. I heard a young girl calling. Micheal they are taking you away. For you stole Trevelyn's corn. So the young might see the morn. "The Fields of Athenry" is the most famous Irish song of its generation, perhaps the most popular ever, yet very few seem to know its history and.
“The Fields of Athenry” was originally penned and performed by an artist named Pete St John. While not a particularly well known artist, St. John's lyrics inspired. The Fields of Athenry tells the story of a young man called Michael who is caught stealing corn to feed his family at the height of the Great Famine. Fields of Athenry has become an unofficial anthem for ireland at sporting events and is also used by soccer fans of Celtic and Liverpool.
The Fields of Athenry is a love song on one level but it is also a scathing commentary on the way the Irish Potato Famine was handled by the British Government.