Song, originally written by Seress Rezo in Budapest in the late 1920's. Became famous in connection with string of suicides. Later recorded by Billie Holiday and, as in Hungary, was connected with several cases of 'self deliverance'.
The writer killed himself in the late 1960's.
Incidentally, until recently Hungary had the highest suicide rate in the world.
Original title - Szomoru Vasarnap
"Little white flowers will never awaken you / not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you"
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The greatest song ever written, popularized by Billie Holiday. Nicknamed "the Hungarian suicide song".
The Associates did a fantastic version of "Gloomy Sunday".
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