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May 26, 2022 - 8:42 am
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@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

From Wikipedia:

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! 



Dark Eyes - Gypsy Jazz Backing Track
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