posted on Mar, 7 2003 @ 07:56 PM
i was wasting time and i came across this website.. very interesting.. and very strange.
"Gloomy Sunday - the notorious 'suicide song' - was written in 1933. Its melody and original lyrics were created by RezsÙ Seress, a self-taught
pianist and composer born in Hungary in 1899.
The crushing hopelessness and bitter despair which characterised the two stanza penned by Seress were superseded by the more mournful, melancholic
verses of Hungarian poet L·szlÛ J·vor.
When the song came to public attention it soon earned a reputation as the 'suicide song'. Several reports from Hungary alleged individuals had taken
their lives after listening to the haunting melody or that the lyrics had been left with their last letters."