Donna Donna Lyrics

Joan Baez


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Aaron Zeitlin, Arthur Kevess, Arthur S. Kevess, Sheldon Secunda, Sholom 'Samuel' Secunda, Teddi Schwartz
album: Track 7 in album Joan Baez
release date: 1960-10
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Folk
length: 3:15

Cover Art

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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
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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
Donna Donna Donna Don
Donna Donna Donna Donna
Donna Donna Donna Don


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Silver Dagger
  • 2 East Virginia
  • 3 Fare Thee Well (10,000 Miles)
  • 4 House of the Rising Sun
  • 5 All My Trials
  • 6 Wildwood Flower
  • 7 Donna Donna
  • 8 John Riley
  • 9 Rake & Rambling Boy
  • 10 Little Moses
  • 11 Mary Hamilton
  • 12 Henry Martin
  • 13 El Preso Numero Nueve