Donna Donna

 (Joan Baez) (Am2)
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 summers night.

     Donna donna...

«Stop complaining» said the farmer,
«who told you a calf to be.
Why don't you have wings to fly with,
like a swallow so proud and free?»
How the winds are laughing.
They laugh with all their might.
Laugh and laugh the whole day through,
and half the summers night.

     Donna donna...

Calves are easily bound and slaughtered,
never knowing the reason why.
But whoever treasures freedom,
like a swallow he learned to fly.
How the winds are laughing.
They laugh with all their might.
Laugh and laugh the whole day through,
and half the summers night.

     Donna donna...