Gloomy Sunday (Paul Robeson)

“Gloomy Sunday” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Gloomy Sunday” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Performer: Paul Robeson.
Lyrics: Desmond Carter.
Tune: Rezso Seress.


Sadly, one Sunday, I waited and waited
With flowers in my arms for the dream I’d created.
I waited ’til dreams, like my heart, were all broken.
The flowers were all dead, and the words were unspoken.
The grief that I knew was beyond all consoling.
The beat of my heart was a bell that was tolling.
Saddest of Sundays!

Then came a Sunday when you came to find me.
They bore me to Church, and I left you behind me.
My eyes could not see one I wanted to love me.
The earth and the flowers are forever above me.
The bell tolled for me, and the wind whispered, “Never.”
But you, I have loved, and I bless you forever.
Last of all Sundays!


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