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Fields of Athenry - Harmonica Lesson (Harp Tabs & Backing Track)


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Hello! In today's harmonica lesson we'll be playing the Irish folk song 'Fields of Athenry' on a diatonic harmonica in the key of C. Follow the tabs on the screen to play along!


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The tab system

The song is tabbed out for diatonic harmonica (in any key). The symbols I use are pretty basic - positive numbers are blow, negative numbers are draw.


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Fields of Athenry - harmonica tabs:


3 3 3 3 4 -4 5

By a lonely prison wall

5 -5 -5 -5 6 5 -5 5 4 -4 I heard a young girl ca-a-a-a-lling

6 6 6 5 -5 6 -5 5 -4 Michael they are taking you away

5 -5 6 6 6 5 -5 For you stole Trevelyn's corn

6 -5 5 -4 4 -4 5 -4 So the young might se-e the morn

3 3 -4 -4 5 -5 5 -4 4 -3 4 Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay

6 -6 5 4 3 4 -4 5 Low lie the Fields of Athenry

-4 4 3 4 -4 5 -5 6 -4 Where once we watched the small free birds fly

6 6 6 6 -5 5 -5 6 -5 5 -4 4 -4 5 -4 Our love was o-n the wing, we had dreams and so-ngs to sing

3 3 -4 -4 5 -5 5 -4 4 -3 4 It's so lonely 'round the Fields of Athenry


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