Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sunday is Gloomy!

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Gloomy Sunday~~~from Hungarian "Szomorú vasárnap",

Heard people said, this is a bad omen song. A song that lead people to suicide and death. "Gloomy Sunday” is a song written by László Jávor and set to music in 1933 by Hungarian pianist and composer Rezso Seress, in which the singer mourns the untimely death of a lover and contemplates suicide. Gloomy Sunday had been announced as the song that provokes people to commit suicide.

In 1968, Rezso Seress, the original composer, jumped to his death from his apartment. His obituary in the New York Times mentions the song's notorious reputation:

Budapest, January 13. Rezsoe Seres, whose dirge-like song hit, "Gloomy Sunday" was blamed for touching off a wave of suicides during the nineteen-thirties, has ended his own life as a suicide it was learned today.

Authorities disclosed today that Mr. Seres jumped from a window of his small apartment here last Sunday, shortly after his 69th birthday.

The decade of the nineteen-thirties was marked by severe economic depression and the political upheaval that was to lead to World War II. The melancholy song written by Mr. Seres, with words by his friend, Ladislas Javor, a poet, declares at its climax, "My heart and I have decided to end it all." It was blamed for a sharp increase in suicides, and Hungarian officials finally prohibited it. In America, where Paul Robeson introduced an English version, some radio stations and nightclubs forbade its performance.

Mr. Seres complained that the success of "Gloomy Sunday" actually increased his unhappiness, because he knew he would never be able to write a second hit.

- New York Times, January 14, 1968.

The English version of the hungarian song:-




Sunday is gloomy,
My hours are slumberless
Dearest the shadows
I live with are numberless
Little white flowers
Will never awaken you
Not where the black coaches
Sorrow has taken you
Angels have no thoughts
Of ever returning you
Wouldnt they be angry
If I thought of joining you?

Gloomy sunday

Gloomy is sunday,
With shadows I spend it all
My heart and i
Have decided to end it all
Soon therell be candles
And prayers that are said I know
But let them not weep
Let them know that Im glad to go
Death is no dream
For in death Im caressin you
With the last breath of my soul
Ill be blessin you

Gloomy sunday

Dreaming, I was only dreaming
I wake and I find you asleep
In the deep of my heart here
Darling I hope
That my dream never haunted you
My heart is tellin you
How much I wanted you
Gloomy sunday






2 comments:

Anonymous said...

so fast u upload dis song to ur blog d lar?Jz introduce the song to u yesterday oni ler.(=.=)
well,dun suicide ya.hahaha.

Abby Heng said...

I WON...!!!