Lewis and was recorded the same year by Paul Robesonwith lyrics by Desmond Carter. It became well known throughout much of the English -speaking world after the release of a version by Billie Holiday in Lewis's lyrics referred to suicideand the record label described it as the "Hungarian Suicide Song". There is a recurring urban legend which claims that many people have committed suicide while listening to this song. 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.
Seress Sentiments And Melancholy - Billie Holiday - Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia 1933- had difficulty finding a publisher, mainly due to the unusually melancholy nature of the song. One potential publisher stated:. It is not that the song is sad, there is a sort of terrible compelling despair about it.
I don't think One More Chance - Aquibird - Whose Dream would do anyone any good to hear a song like that. 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?
There have been Lords Prayer (French Extended) - E Nomine - Lords Prayer 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.
The urban legend appears to 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 povertyas well as the rise of Nazi Germany 's influence in Europe. No studies have drawn a clear link between the song and suicide.
In Januaryabout 35 years after writing the song, its composer did take his own life. 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. The song inspired the movie The Kovak Boxin which a writer Cun Erubuerint Infelices, Antiphona - Hildegard Von Bingen, La Reverdie - Sponsa Regis (La Victoire trapped on the island of Mallorca with people who are injected with a microchip that causes them to take their own lives when they hear "Gloomy Sunday".
A music video from the cover was released as part of the movie promotion. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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