Gloomy Sunday

Words & Music:

Rezso Seress (1933)


This song is believed as cursed as Tut's tomb or the Hope Diamond...


Am        Am7/G  D/F#          F      

Sunday is gloomy my hours are slumberless.

Am           Am7/G     D/F#          E

Dearest, the shadows I live with are numberless.

Dm           Dm+7         F       E

Little white flowers will never awaken you,

Am            Am7/G          D/F#        E

Not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you.

Am        Am7/G          D/F#     F

Angels have no thought of ever returning you --

Am            Am7/G   D/F#          E           F   E

Would they be angry if I thought of joining you?

Am7  E  Am        Am7/G  D/F#  F  E

Gloomy Sunday.


Gloomy 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.



A    D9   A  D9          A       D9   A   D9

Dreaming   -  I was only dreaming.

  A           Bm7       C#m7         F#m       B7      F7   E7

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.


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