Sir Tom is expected to sing Delilah and Mama Told Me Not To Come and Robbie Williams will perform Mack The Knife.
The singer Tom Jones growled hits like “Delilah” with shirts sweatily slashed to the navel.
“It really is the same thing,” said Delilah Rumburg, who heads the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.
In the Bible story of Samson and Delilah, Samson wooed and won his lady with sweet-smelling almond branches.
Barry saw Leila often, but, as yet, no one but Delilah Jeliffe knew of the tie between them.
On the other hand, the fashionable Delilah story was a brilliant invention.
The lure that snared thy fathers may trap thee, this Delilah may shear thy mystic locks.
But before the evening was over, Delilah had shorn Samson of his locks.
It was some little time before she could get rid of Mrs. Temple and Delilah.
Delilah returned presently, with the heavy quarto in her arms.
"temptress, treacherous lover," 1590s, from the name of the woman who seduced and betrayed Samson in Judges, from Hebrew Delilah, literally "delicate, languishing, amorous," from Semitic root d-l-l "to hang down, to languish."
languishing, a Philistine woman who dwelt in the valley of Sorek (Judg. 16:4-20). She was bribed by the "lords of the Philistines" to obtain from Samson the secret of his strength and the means of overcoming it (Judg. 16:4-18). She tried on three occasions to obtain from him this secret in vain. On the fourth occasion she wrung it from him. She made him sleep upon her knees, and then called the man who was waiting to help her; who "cut off the seven locks of his head," and so his "strength went from him." (See SAMSON.)