Гори, гори любовь цыганки
- Я цыган сын воли и полей
- Я цыганка дочь воли и полей,
- А то закрыть любимый ресторан
- Эх, далёк мой табор-караван
- Sol Hurokracy = Sol Hurok was the impresario who brought the Moiseyev Ballet to the US.
- Arthur Murray = Founder of very popular dance studio chain
- Charlie Parker = Jazz saxophonist
Once again it is Gypsy time. On Elektra Records. You know some Russian Gypsy songs have as their theme, so to speak, how happy it is to be miserable. Others say how miserable it is to be happy. Well gents, this one's different, it'd say, how miserable it is to be miserable.
NOTE: While normally we do not include Russian-language songs, an exception is being made due to the popularity of the diasporic Ukrainian song Гори, гори, which this song is the base for, as well as the lack of documentation for the diasporic Limeliters versions of this song, which were the versions that the Ukrainian version's authors were familiar with.
The English language version seems to have been first performed by The Limeliters. A comment on a forum suggested that Gene Raskin wrote the English lyrics, which would be consistent with other English translations by him which were later sung by the Limeliters (e.g. Those were the days).