Dona Dona
Traditional - Donovan - transpose to Bm

(Am)On a (E)wagon (Am)bound for (E)market
(Am)There’s a (Dm)calf with a (Am)mournful (E7)eye
(Am)High a(E)bove him, (Am)there’s a (E)swallow
(Am)Winging (Dm)swiftly (Am)through (E)the (Am)sky

   (G)How the winds are (C)laughing (Am)
   (Dm)They laugh with (G)all their (C)might (Am)
   (Dm)Laugh and (G)laugh the (C)whole day (Am)through
   And (E)half the summer (Am)night
   (E)Dona, Dona, Dona, (Am)Dona
   (Dm)Dona, Dona, (G)Dona, (C)Don’ (Am)
    (E)Dona, Dona, (E7)Dona, (Am)Dona
    Dona, Dona, (E)Dona, (Am)Don’ (E)

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 learned to fly


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