Donna Donna

Album: Joan Baez (1960)
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  • On a wagon bound for market
    There's a calf with a mournful eye
    High above him there's a swallow
    Winging swiftly through the sky

    How the winds are laughing
    They laugh with all the their might
    Laugh and laugh the whole day through
    And half the summer's night

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    "Stop complaining", said the farmer
    Who told you a calf to be
    Why don't you have wings to fly with
    Like the swallow so proud and free

    How the winds are laughing
    They laugh with all the their might
    Laugh and laugh the whole day through
    And half the summer's night

    Donna Donna Donna Donna
    Donna Donna Donna Don
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    Calves are easily bound and slaughtered
    Never knowing the reason why
    But whoever treasures freedom
    Like the swallow has learned to fly

    How the winds are laughing
    They laugh with all the their might
    Laugh and laugh the whole day through
    And half the summer's night

    Donna Donna Donna Donna
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    Donna Donna Donna Don Writer/s: Aaron Zeitlin, Arthur Keuess, Sheldon Secunda, Sholom Secunda, Teddie Schwarz
    Publisher: CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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