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Joan Baez – Donna Donna album art

Contributed by Brian Biles on Apr 8th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Joan Baez – Donna Donna album art 1
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Dona Dona”, popularly known as “Donna, Donna”, is a song about a calf being led to slaughter written by Sholom Secunda and Aaron Zeitlin. The lyrics were translated once again in the mid 1950s, this time by Arthur Kevess and Teddi Schwartz, and the song became well known with their text.

    It became especially popular after being recorded by Joan Baez in 1960 in her album Joan Baez. In her version, the song is retitled “Donna, Donna” (doubling the n). This became very popular and later versions also used the double n. The song became a staple of Baez and used in the human rights protest movement in the 1960s.

    The images show the front and back cover of a compilation album issued by Wagram in France in 2017. The use of all-caps Arnold Böcklin appears to reference the typography used for her album Joan or a French single series, both released by Vanguard in 1967.

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    Joan Baez – Donna Donna album art 2
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