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Delilah - Tom Jones (1968)

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Uploaded on Feb 15, 2009

"Delilah" was a song written by Les Reed, Barry Mason and Sylvan Whittingham and recorded by Sir Tom Jones in 1968.

The song was adopted by Stoke City fans in the early '90s and is still sung today, it is considered to be one of the most recognised in football . The song has also been covered many times by other artists, including a reggae cover by Horace Andy, the goth rock band Inkubus Sukkubus on their album Wild and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band whose single reached No 7 in the UK chart in 1975. In 1988 Delilah was covered by Paddy Goes To Holyhead.

Sir Thomas John Woodward OBE[1][2] (born 7 June 1940), known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer-songwriter, particularly noted for his powerful voice and wide vocal range.

Tom Jones rose to fame in the 1960s, with an exuberant live act that included wearing tight pants or trousers and billowing shirts, in an Edwardian style popular among his peers at the time. He was known for his overt sexuality before it became a common theme among pop artists. He also started the pop collar trend in the early 1970s.

Official Website: http://www.tomjones.com/

Lyrics:

I saw the light on the night that I passed by her window
I saw the flickering shadows of love on her blind

She was my woman
As she deceived me I watched and went out of my mind

My, my, my, Delilah
Why, why, why, Delilah
I could see that girl was no good for me
But I was lost like a slave that no man could free

At break of day when that man drove away, I was waiting
I cross the street to her house and she opened the door

She stood there laughing
I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more

My, my, my Delilah
Why, why, why Delilah
So before they come to break down the door
Forgive me Delilah I just couldn't take any more

(insert trumpet solo here)

She stood there laughing
I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more

My, my, my, Delilah
Why, why, why, Delilah
So before they come to break down the door
Forgive me Delilah I just couldn't take any more
Forgive me Delilah I just couldn't take any more

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