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Gloomy Sunday



"Gloomy Sunday with a hundred white flowers
I was waiting for you my dearest with a prayer
A Sunday morning, chasing after my dreams
The carriage of my sorrow returned to me without you
It is since then that my Sundays have been forever sad
Tears my only drink, the sorrow my bread...
Gloomy Sunday
This last Sunday, my darling please come to me
There'll be a priest, a coffin, a catafalque and a winding-sheet
There'll be flowers for you, flowers and a coffin
Under the blossoming trees it will be my last journey
My eyes will be open, so that I could see you for a last time
Don't be afraid of my eyes, I'm blessing you even in my death...
The last Sunday"
(László Jávor- Gloomy sunday)

This piece is based on the lyrics of a certain song(well, originally poem) which I consider a masterpiece. The song I'm talking about is Gloomy Sunday, composed by Rezső Seress in 1933 after a poem written by László Jávor.Since then there have been many reinterpretations of the song, the most popular one being the Billie Holiday version performed in 1941.
Due to a number of suicides that were supposedly connected with it, the song gained over time a rather grim reputation and was dubbed " The Hungarian Suicide Song".

Another version of the song which is also my personal favorite was interpreted by Diamanda Galás : Gloomy Sunday.

Stock Used :
cliff :[link]
statue : [link]
tree:[link] and [link]
noose :[link]

Thank you :)
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Parker-Weston's avatar
This calls to mind the Diamanda Galas' cover of the song