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Billie Holiday

Gloomy Sunday

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  • 1933
  • 1941
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  • 1935
  • 2012

“Gloomy Sunday” is a song composed by Hungarian pianist and composer Rezső Seress in 1933, as Vége a világnak (End of the world), with alternate Szomorú vasárnap (Sad Sunday) lyrics written by László Jávor. The original lyrics depicted a war-stricken Hungary and a silent prayer to God. Jávor’s lyrics are a mourning to a lost lover and a pledge to commit suicide to meet said lover again in the afterlife. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Gloomy Sunday

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