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
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:
robynyoulten’s avatar
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…
my reply:
fingerstyle_guitar’s avatar
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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3 responses to “Donna Donna – Protest Song

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


  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. 😦


  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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