Donna Donna – Protest Song

I played the song faster as usual trying to express the energy of the message: DONNA DONNA is a protest song vs. the racism of the Nazi disaster – “Who told you a calf to be? – Why don’t you have wings to fly with – Like the swallow so proud and free?”

read more about the history of the song in my blog at
https://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/donna-donna-history-of-a-song/
Itzhak Katzenelson, who performed the protest song, was killed by the Nazis in Auschwitz 1944. – Lyrics, written by Aaron Zeitlin.

comments at SoundCloud:

Robyn Youlten, Melbourne, Australia, wrote:
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One of the 1st folk songs I learnt from an old friend … you play it so wonderfully!! Peace for everyone’s sake. In a world gone mad… You know… I never knew quite what this was about… – animal rights, I knew it was a protest… and now I know and it all makes sense…
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my reply:
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Wars related to religions actually are in many countries… better they should learn guitar than getting aggressive by a dark religion…

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writer, photographer, guitarist

3 responses to “Donna Donna – Protest Song

  1. Message well expressed, Frizz with your excellent playing! 🙂

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  2. Excellent rendition, Frizz. I once taught this song to my school pupils, and gave them a brief explanation of the meaning. Very sad that Itzhak was killed. 😦

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  3. This is the best song, and I sing with you dear Frizz, I pray I am in dream… and when I wake up I will find myself in my beautiful, democratic and republic country… without any dictator!!!!!
    Thank you, love, nia

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