Delilah - The Hollies / Tom Jones - The Hollies 5 / Tom Jones 6
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It reached No. 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. Jones's version features a big-band accompaniment set to a flamenco rhythm. The pitch of the final note is A4. Jones narrates the song from Crazy Legs - Gene Vincent - The Very Best Of 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.
Although he realises that she is no good for him, he calls her Celine In The Boot - Marco Werba - Giallo (Original Soundtrack). At the break of day, armed with a knife and waiting until her paramour leaves, he knocks on the door, which she opens only to laugh in his face.
He stabs her to death, then Delilah - The Hollies / Tom Jones - The Hollies 5 / Tom Jones 6 for the police come to break down the door and take him away. When Jones performed the song on The Ed Sullivan Showthe censors insisted that the line "At break of day when the man drove away" be changed to "At break of day I was still 'cross the way", as the original version implied he had spent the Delilah - The Hollies / Tom Jones - The Hollies 5 / Tom Jones 6 with Delilah.
Jones later described the change as "such bullshit". 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.
The Finnish rock band Leningrad Cowboys also performed a version of this song on the live album Total Balalaika. Korean girl group Mamamoo performed an English and Korean version of the song on an episode on Immortal Song 2 in Welsh rugby fans have sung "Delilah" as an unofficial anthem since at least as early Delilah - The Hollies / Tom Jones - The Hollies 5 / Tom Jones 6 the s; it was referred to in the lyrics of one of the verses of Max Boyce 's " Hymns and Arias ": "We sang ' Cwm Rhondda ' and 'Delilah', damn they sounded both the same".
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. InDafydd Iwanformer president of the Delilah - The Hollies / Tom Jones - The Hollies 5 / Tom Jones 6 nationalist party Plaid Cymrucalled for Welsh rugby supporters to stop singing "Delilah" at matches, asserting that the song "trivialise[s] the idea of murdering a woman".
It's not anything to do with Delilah. Supporters of Stoke City adopted "Delilah" as their club anthem in the s. It was adopted by the fans after a supporter was heard singing it in a local pub.
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