From The Lucius Terwilliger CD "Folk Paw"
Track 8

Dona Dona

Lyrics:Original Yiddish text by Aaron Zeitlin
Lyrics:English Lyric Translation by Arthur Kevess & Teddi Schwartz
Music:Shalom Secunda
Guitar & Vocal:Ken Langford
Autoharp:Michael Stanwood
Track Started & Completed: 3/26/06 - 10/4/06
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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 their might
Laugh and laugh the whole day through
And half the summer’s night

Dona Dona Dona
Dona Don
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 reasons why
But whoever treasures freedom
Like the swallow must learn to fly


Published by Williamson Music Company – A Division Of Rogers & Hammerstein
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