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Lyr/Chords Req: Donna (Dona, Dona)

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DONA DONA


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mexican 25 May 03 - 02:55 AM
masato sakurai 25 May 03 - 03:12 AM
Marion in Cornwall 25 May 03 - 03:17 AM
mexican 25 May 03 - 03:18 AM
Marion in Cornwall 25 May 03 - 03:31 AM
mexican 25 May 03 - 06:27 PM
Joe Offer 25 May 03 - 06:38 PM
Marion in Cornwall 26 May 03 - 03:30 AM
GUEST,Sidney 06 Aug 03 - 02:59 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 06 Aug 03 - 03:34 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 06 Aug 03 - 03:48 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 06 Aug 03 - 03:52 PM
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Subject: Donna - chords & lyrics?
From: mexican
Date: 25 May 03 - 02:55 AM

This is a folk song that goes "donna Donna Donna Do - nna" I had it years ago by DONOVAN it think. I heard this beautiful Irish lady singing it in a pub in Lewisham recently. Has anybody got the words & chords?


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Subject: RE: Donna - chords & lyrics?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 25 May 03 - 03:12 AM

DONA DONA?


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Subject: ADD Chords: Dona Dona
From: Marion in Cornwall
Date: 25 May 03 - 03:17 AM

You'll find the words and music in the dt but here are the chords that we use. (I've just cut and pasted this, so I hope it works alright)


DONA DONA

  Am  E       Am          Em 
On a wagon bound for market
Am          Dm          Am      E
There's a calf with a mournful eye.
Am       E          Am      E
High above him there's a swallow
Am       Dm      E         Am
Winging swiftly through the sky.
G                   C
How the winds are laughing
Am    G                   C
They laugh with all their might
G                   C    E    Am
Laugh and laugh the whole day through
    E                Am
And half the summer's night.
E             Am
Dona dona dona dona
G             C
Dona dona dona don
E             Am
Dona dona dona dona
E             Am
Dona dona dona don


Regards Marion


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Subject: RE: Donna - chords & lyrics?
From: mexican
Date: 25 May 03 - 03:18 AM

Thanks masato! - anybody got the guitar chords?


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Subject: RE: Donna - chords & lyrics?
From: Marion in Cornwall
Date: 25 May 03 - 03:31 AM

I shouldn't have tried to tidy the chords & words before I posted them! Apart from the 1st chord of each line they all need moving to the right a bit - sorry.


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Subject: RE: Donna - chords & lyrics?
From: mexican
Date: 25 May 03 - 06:27 PM

No problem! Thanx VERY muchas


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Subject: RE: Donna - chords & lyrics?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 May 03 - 06:38 PM

Darn - I was thinking the requested song wat the one that goes "Donna, dee-dee Donna." I found this page (click) with three Donna songs, but not the one  I  wanted.

But now that I know that the requested song is "dona, dona," I tried to fix Marion's chord spacing with <pre> preformat </pre> tags. Did I do it right, Marion?

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Donna - chords & lyrics?
From: Marion in Cornwall
Date: 26 May 03 - 03:30 AM

Jo, you're a genius (and a nice one too - I was waiting for someone to come back and tell me off!)

Thanks very much
Marion


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Subject: RE:Dona Dona, public domain??
From: GUEST,Sidney
Date: 06 Aug 03 - 02:59 PM

Forgive me if I posted this already; I can't find it, so am asking again
in the event that I never posted it at all....

I see from the threads on Dona Dona that it was written by two fellows originally in Yiddish, and translated by some fellow into English. Is the copyright private, or can we call it traditional? --Sidney


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Donna (Dona, Dona)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 06 Aug 03 - 03:34 PM

Personally, I believe the copyright still resides with the original writers. No matter who, and how many times it gets translated, the authors who wrote it originally should be respected.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Donna (Dona, Dona)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 06 Aug 03 - 03:48 PM

Found it mentioned here: Copyright Issue on Translation


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Donna (Dona, Dona)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 06 Aug 03 - 03:52 PM

Looks like you have to go through this link instead. Page 1 of that set of pages


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Donna (Dona, Dona)
From: Sidney
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 02:33 PM

Thanks for the copyright info--I like to give credit and also to talk about where songs came from, and Dona is very interesting. I've gone back in the thread and gotten the original author and composer. And I see that the English translation copyright is held by Mills Music for Kevess and Schwartz.

The reason I was interested in the first place is because of ASCAP. ASCAP collects royalties on a percentage of playage basis, I think, and ocassionally they come around to venues and insist on a yearly dues, and/or insist on the venue using their canned music. We have several small venues in my town (Read that, eensie teensie) and ASCAP came to one that was hosting local musicians who were coming in casually to share music, and intimidated the owner enough that she simply shut down the venue to musicians, which rather seems to defeat the purpose. But the point was taken, and now I myself want to focus on traditional music and original music. But gosh, there are some real beauties out there and it seems a shame to penalize live music, especially unpaid live musicians, for playing beautiful songs to people who are willing to leave their CD players and sit with other live people. IMHO.   Sidney


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Donna (Dona, Dona)
From: Red and White Rabbit
Date: 09 Aug 03 - 04:35 AM

dont know if the other sites give the other verses and I havent got time to look but it carried on

Stop complaining said the farmer who told you a calf to be
Why dont you have wings to fly with
Like the swallow so wild and free

Dona Dona etc.

Calves are easily bound and slaughtered never knowing the reason why
But whoever ttreasures freedom like the swallow has wings to fly

donna.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Donna (Dona, Dona)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Dec 11 - 03:20 PM

Sidney,

I wonder if it might be possible for you to contact Mills Music for permission to play Donna Donna, or find out if ASCAP holds the publication rights. (Not everything is published through ASCAP.) Does anyone know what musicians can do about singing widely-known songs at small venues that don't pay ASCAP dues? This really goes against what most songwriters are after - to have their songs live.


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