Mudcat Café message #7405 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2053   Message #7405
Posted By: Teru
25-Jun-97 - 12:19 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Fields of Athenry (Pete St.John)
Subject: Fields of Athenry
I found the lyrics to this song in DT, but I should like to correct just one word.

"Travalient's (?) corn" should be "Trevelyan's corn".

As far as I know, Charles Edward Trevelyan was an assistant-secretary to the treasury and was concerned with the relief of the potato famine in Ireland. I am not sure it was successful.