Gloomy Sunday – Sam M Lewis lyrics

Gloomy Sunday

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?

Gloomy Sunday

Gloomy is Sunday, with shadows I spend it all
My heart and I have decided to end it all
Soon there’ll be candles and prayers that are sad I know
Let them not weep let them know that I’m glad to go
Death is no dream for in death I’m caressing you
With the last breath of my soul I’ll be blessing 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 telling you how much I wanted you

Gloomy Sunday

Recording artists

1936 – Hal Kemp and his Orchestra #
1936 – Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra #
1940 – Artie Shaw and his Orchestra #
1941 – Billie Holiday
1980 – Lydia Lunch #
1981 – Elvis Costello and the Attractions
1982 – The Associates
1987 – Marianne Faithfull
1990 – Carol Kidd
1992 – Sinéad O’Connor
1995 – Gitane Demone #
1996 – Sarah McLachlan
1999 – Björk
1999 – Heather Nova
2000 – Sarah Brightman

# – recordings without the third stanza (‘Dreaming…’)