Singer Tom Jones Releases New Version of ‘Delilah’ To Honor Philippine Senator

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Tom Jones. Inset: Senator Leila De Lima

LONDON, United Kingdom (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) – Sir Thomas Jones, more popularly known as singer Tom Jones, has released a new version of his 1968 hit, “Delilah” as a way to honor a Philipppine lady senator (Leila De Lima) whose term as a neophyte legislator has been marked by several walkouts during senate sessions and committee hearings.

Jones told The Adobo Chronicles that he hopes this new version will be well received in the Philippines.  “Delilah” is one of the favorite “old hits”sung in karaoke bars in the Philippines.

The new lyrics:

My, my, my, De Lima
Why, why, why, De Lima
Like before you had to walk out the door
Forgive me De Lima I just couldn’t take any more

(Here’s the original version:)

 

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