Dona, Dona

Words & Music:



Am   E     Am        E       Am        Dm          Am   F   E

On a wagon bound for market, there's a calf with a mournful eye.

Am    E         Am        E      Am       Dm      Am      F   E    G

High above him, there's a swallow winging swiftly through the sky.



G                 C  Am           G          C         Am

How the winds are laughing.  They laugh with all their might.

G                   C     E/B Am        E      E7       Am

Laugh and laugh the whole day through & half a summer's night.

E                 Am     G                 C  Am

Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona.  Dona, Dona, Dona, Don.

E                 Am     E                 Am

Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona.  Dona, Dona, Dona, Don.


"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?"




Calves are easily bound and slaughtered -- never knowing the reason why.

But whoever treasures freedom like the swallow has learn to fly.




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