Donna

Album: Hair Soundtrack (1967)
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Songfacts®:

  • Like the rest of the songs in Hair, "Donna" has lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, music by Galt MacDermot.

    Yes, this is a song about a girl named Donna, and also a pun on "Madonna" - no, not her, because she was not even a teenager when this musical was written, although this Donna was a tattooed 16 year old virgin, a real one apparently, rather than just like one. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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