Black Eyes


Introduction

Black Eyes (or Dark Eyes as it is often called) is probably the most famous Russian romance song. The lyrics were written by the Ukrainian poet Yevhen Hrebinka, and the melody relates to a piece called Valse Hommage by Florian Hermann. The words are translated as follows: Black eyes, passionate eyes, Burning and beautiful eyes! How I love you, how I fear you, It seems I met you in an unlucky hour! Oh, not for nothing are you darker than the deep! I see mourning for my soul in you, I see a triumphant flame in...

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