Category: Songs


Old Man River (Paul Robeson)

1952. Old Man River (Paul Robeson) Music written by Jerome Kern, lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II Born in 1898, Paul Robeson was the son of an escaped slave. He attended university, graduated as a lawyer from Columbia Law School, and began a career as an actor and singer. By the mid-1930s, he was world-famous... read more >

Dark Eyes (Gipsy Moon)

2015. Dark Eyes (Gipsy Moon) Written by: See below. This is a song with a complicated history. And you may very well know the melody even if you don’t recognize the title. The lyrics were written by the poet and writer Yevhen Hrebinka, born in Poltava, now in Ukraine. The first publication of the poem... read more >