Donna Donna

Album: Joan Baez (1960)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a Yiddish folk song written by the songwriters Aaron Zeitlin, Sholom Secunda, Arthur Kevess and Teddi Schwartz in 1940. It is also known as "Dona Dona" but it is not about a girl, but a calf on the way to market about to be slaughtered. Some see this as a metaphor for Jews in the Holocaust.
  • This song was made popular by Joan Baez, who sang it on her debut album in 1960. Donovan also recorded this song on his debut album in 1965. >>
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    Sara - Silver Spring, MD, for above 2

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