He then waits for the police come to break down the door and take him away. Dafydd Iwan , former president of the Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru , called for Welsh rugby supporters to stop singing Delilah at matches, asserting that the song "trivialise[s] the idea of murdering a woman". Retrieved 19 June
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Tom Jones – Delilah Lyrics | Genius Lyrics
Jones' version features a big-band accompaniment set to a flamenco rhythm. It was originally recorded by P.
This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat Jones narrates the song from the point of view of someone who perceives himself as a betrayed lover and who spies a woman in silhouette on a window blind as she makes love to another man. Retrieved 19 February Dafydd Iwanformer president of the Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymrucalled for Welsh rugby supporters to stop singing Delilah at matches, asserting that the song "trivialise[s] the idea of murdering jobes woman".
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Although he realises that she is no good for him, he calls her 'his'. We just can't take rugby fans singing dlilah any more, says MP". As ofthe Welsh Rugby Union played the song in Millennium Stadium before matches; the words to the song were shown on the big screens and the crowd sang along. He then waits delilqh the police come to break down the door and take him away.
He then stabs her to death.
Views Read Edit View history. The chorus of the song was referenced in the movie Jonea Returns. During the summer edition of the musical contest Cantagirothe Italian singer Jimmy Fontana sang it with the title "La nostra favola" the Italian translation changed the meaning of the original lyrics.
Proby hated the song and refused to include it on his album which was being compiled and recorded at the time titled Believe It Or Not. Retrieved 19 June Jones dismissed Iwan's claims, stating: Retrieved from " https: According to Philip Norman 's biography of Elton JohnJohn provided background vocals on this song. It was adopted by the fans after a supporter was heard singing it in a local pub. In the first episode of the British comedy series Citizen KhanKhan sings the song over the mosque speakers, much to the amusement of several fellow worshippers.
Retrieved 5 March Korean girl group Mamamoo performed an English and Korean version of the song on an episode on Immortal Song 2 in The Finnish rock band Leningrad Cowboys also performed a version of this song on the live album Total Balalaika. Supporters of Stoke City adopted "Delilah" as their club anthem in the s. Retrieved 25 May Retrieved February 24, The song featured in the film Edward Scissorhands.
At the break of day, waiting until her paramour leaves, he knocks on the door with a knife, which she opens, only to laugh in his face. Although the song is a soulful number, set in triple metrethe underlying genre may be considered to be a power ballad in the British ballad tradition.