@Gordon Shumway mentioned "Black Eyes" (aka., Dark Eyes, Les Yeux Noirs) in another thread - seems to have some interesting history.
Get out your VIOLAS!
Here's a "Dark Eyes" with CELLO & BANJO, mandolin & Dbl Bass - performed by Gipsy Moon!
The lyrics were written by Ukrainian Poet, Yevhen Pavlovych Hrebinka.
BUT, the melody is "Valse hommage", Op. 21 - was originally composed by Florian Hermann, German/Polish Russian - seems he was occasionally described as French/Austrian! (lol)
"Black Eyes" has been described as "Gypsy Romance" and also as a "Cabaret Song", with the most popular version arranged by Italian born, Brittish Composer - Adaigiso Ferraris!
Hot Club USA - FABULOUS "Dark Eyes" - Gypsy Jazz Violin, played by Federico Britos, starts at 00:02:45.
"Dark Eyes" TUTORIAL by Chris Haigh!