DONNA DONNA – history of a song | Flickr Comments

Donna Donna, once introduced by Joan Baez: the song was a political statement in Israel during WWII to encourage resistance vs. Nazi racism … read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Donna.below: me playing the melody on my guitar …lyrics written by Aaron Zeitlin, translation by Kevess & Schwartz, the music was composed by Sholom Secundatitle=”Auschwitz/Birkenau” – photo by stevieboyuk, click on the picture to enter his galleries on FlickrItzhak Katzenelson, who performed the protest song, was killed by the Nazis in Auschwitz 1944. – Lyrics, written by Aaron Zeitlin:1“On a wagon bound for marketThere’s a calf with a mournful eye.High above him there’s a swallowWinging swiftly through the sky.2“Stop complaining,” said the farmer,“Who told you a calf to be?Why don’t you have wings to fly withLike the swallow so proud and free?”3Calves are easily bound and slaughteredNever knowing the reason why.But whoever treasures freedom,Like the swallow has learned to fly.”+me singing:P.S.

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