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Donovan – Donna Donna lyrics

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.
Love and laugh the whole day through
And, half a summer's night.

Donna, Donna, Donna, Donna,
Donna, Donna, Donna, Don,
Donna, Donna, Donna, Donna,
Donna, Donna, Donna, 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?

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

Calves are easily bound and slaughtered
Never knowing the reason why
Oh, why can't you have wings to fly with
Like the swallow you've learned to fly

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



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    snoopy789
    There are three possibilities:.

    1. Although, some people thought it was the love song about girl named Donna, the song is obviously about the calf about to be slaughtered.

    2. Of course, there could be some hidden meanings... maybe it’s a metaphor. Calf could be a virgin about to be "slaughtered" in bed by a big bad male wolf. But I don’t think so.

    3. In the third strophe: "Calves are easily bound and slaughtered. Never knowing the reason why." since he mentions calves, it could be a reference to young soldiers. Once again I don’t think so. I think this is just an anti-meat-eating song.
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