To ostatnia niedziela

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To ostatnia niedziela (Polish : The Last Sunday; 1935) is one of the long-time hits of Jerzy Petersburski. A nostalgic tango with lyrics by Zenon Friedwald describing the final meeting of former lovers just before they break up, [1] it was performed by numerous artists and gained the nickname of Suicide Tango, due to its brooding lyrical content.


Other versions

In 1937, a Russian version was written by Iosif Alvek  [ ru ] and performed by singer Pavel Mikhailov  [ ru ] backed by the State Radio Committee Jazz Band, led by pianist Aleksandr Tsfasman, under the title of Wearied Sun (Russian : Утомлённое солнце, Utomlyonnoye solntse). [2] After the war the song remained largely successful and was one of the symbols of pre-war music in Polish popular culture. Performed by, among others, Mieczysław Fogg and Piotr Fronczewski, it appeared in a number of films, including:

The Russian title of the song also became the namesake for the latter film. There exists a famous contemporary recording of the violinist Gidon Kremer.

Also the Ukrainian version written by Volodymyr Knyr  [ uk ] exists.

A pop-rock version was used for the trailer of Atomic Heart .

Lyrics (Polish)

Lyrics (Russian)

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