Notes from the Arranger:
mfa8031 Dark Eyes (Intermediate Version):

"Dark Eyes" (known in Russia as “Ochi Chernie”) is probably the most famous Russian romance song and one music history book said that Dark Eyes was a "Gypsy romance based on the melody of Florian Hermann's Valse Hommage. Of the original melody and author, Florian Hermann, not a single music score is known and almost nothing is known about the commposer.

"Dark Eyes" has become a jazz standard in the early 1900's and in the years since, recorded by very many performers.

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