Demis Roussos Jerusalem Of Gold | דמיס רוסוס ירושלים של זהב
"Jerusalem of Gold" (Hebrew: ירושלים של זהב, Yerushalayim Shel Zahav) is a
popular Israeli song written by Naomi Shemer in 1967. The original song described the Jewish people's 2000-year longing to return to Jerusalem; Shemer added a final verse after the Six-Day War to celebrate Jerusalem's re-unification, after 19 years of Jordanian occupation.
If you listen carefully you can hear Demis sing a variation of famous Jewish frase that is taken from the holly book of Psalms 137:5-6: "If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand lose its cunning. Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I remember thee not; if I set not Jerusalem above my chiefest joy".
At a Jewish wedding after the bride has been given the ring, or at the end of the ceremony (depending on local custom), the groom breaks a glass, crushing it with his right foot while saying this frase it's a reminder that despite the joy, Jews still mourn the destruction of the Holly Temple in Jerusalem.
אם תקשיבו טוב טוב תוכלו לשמוע את דמיס שר באנגלית את החלק הראשון מהפסוק: "אִם אֶשְׁכָּחֵךְ יְרוּשָׁלַיִם, תִּשְׁכַּח יְמִינִי. תִּדְבַּק לְשׁוֹנִי לְחִכִּי אִם לֹא אֶזְכְּרֵכִי, אִם לֹא אַעֲלֶה אֶת יְרוּשָׁלַיִם עַל רֹאשׁ שִׂמְחָתִי" (תהלים קל"ז, ה'-ו')
*The video filmed and composed by Vitaly Vyazovsky
Norman recorded this song for Dieter Bohlen for an episode of the TV cop show "Tatort" starring Götz George as police investigator Schimanski. Midnight Lady was a number one hit in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland where Tatort airs.