Gloomy Sunday

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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 flowers 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 am caressing you
With the last breath of my heart 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, dear

Darling, I hope that my dream never haunted you
My heart is telling you how much I wanted you
Gloomy Sunday

Gloomy Sunday
Written byRezso Seress & Sam Lewis
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
RecordedMarch 1981, September Sound Studios, Huddersfield, England
ReleasedApril 29, 1994
AlbumsTrust (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1994
Trust (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2003
SoundtracksEin Lied Von Liebe Und Tod - Gloomy Sunday, 1999
Length3:12

First known performance:
February 2, 1981, New York, NY
Last known performance:
October 24, 2014, Budapest, Hungary
     (7 known performances, 2 as a snippet)


Alternate versions

Gloomy Sunday (Piano Jazz version)
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byShari Hutchinson
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
RecordedMay 3, 2003, Manhattan Studio, New York
ReleasedJuly 12, 2005
AlbumsPiano Jazz: Costello/McPartland
Length3:24
TrustTrust album cover large.jpg

Ein Lied Von Liebe Und Tod - Gloomy SundayEin Lied Von Liebe Und Tod - Gloomy Sunday album cover.jpg

Piano Jazz: Costello/McPartlandPiano Jazz.jpg


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