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The BBC banned Billie Holiday’s version of the song from being broadcast, as being detrimental to wartime morale, but allowed performances of instrumental versions.
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 coach of Sorrow has taken you Angels have no thought Of ever returning you Would they be angry If I thought of joining you? Lewis and was recorded the same year by Gloomy sunday sarah brightman Robesonwith lyrics by Desmond Carter.
The urban legend appears saraah be, for the most part, simply an embellishment of the high number of Hungarian suicides that occurred in the decade when the song was composed due to other factors such as famine and povertysaarh well as the rise of Nazi Germany ‘s influence in Europe.
There gloomy sunday sarah brightman a recurring urban legend which claims that many people have committed suicide while listening to this song. The song also features on the soundtrack of Wristcutters: No studies have drawn a clear link between the song and suicide. Lewis’s lyrics referred to suicideand the record label described it as the “Hungarian Suicide Song”.
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Gloomy Sunday (Sarah Brightman)
I don’t think it would do anyone any good to hear a song like that. It became well-known throughout much of the English -speaking world after the release of a version by Billie Holiday in Twisted But True Discovery Science”. New York TimesBrughtman 14,page 84 in Obituaries.
Views Read Edit View history. The song inspired the movie The Kovak Boxin which a writer is trapped on the island of Mallorca with people who are injected with a microchip that causes them to commit suicide when they hear “Gloomy Sunday”. Discography Gloomy sunday sarah brightman and nominations. There have been several urban legends regarding the song over the years, mostly involving it being allegedly connected with various numbers of suicides, and radio networks reacting by purportedly banning the song.
Press reports in the s associated at least 19 suicides, both in Hungary and the United States, with “Gloomy Sunday”,    but most of the deaths supposedly linked to it are difficult to verify.
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subday Retrieved from ” https: Archived copy as title CS1 maint: This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat The basis of Seress’s lyrics is a reproach to the injustices of man, with a prayer to God to have mercy on the modern world and the people who perpetrate evil.
Brighyman Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is not that the song is sad, there is a sort of terrible compelling despair about it.
In Januaryabout 35 years after writing the song, its composer did commit suicide.