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Alone Again (Naturally)

Summary
"Alone Again (Naturally)" is a song by Irish singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan. Recorded in 1972, it became a world wide hit featuring on his second studio album Back to Front. The single spent six non-consecutive weeks at number one on Billboard's Hot 100 between late July and early September 1972 in America. It ranked number two in the year-end chart (behind Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face") and has sold over two million copies. The song is notable as it was involved in a 1991 court case in which it set a precedent for the music industry in which unauthorised sampling of music can constitute copyright infringement. Lyrics "Alone Again (Naturally)" is a melancholy, introspective ballad. In the first verse, the singer contemplates suicide after having been left at the altar; in the second, he wonders if there is a God; finally, he laments the death of his parents. O'Sullivan has said the song is not autobiographical: for example, his mother was ali
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