Summertime by DarkaDusty published on 2015-08-15T17:58:25Z Here is "Summertime", performed at the Portland Expo Center Drive In Spectacular on August 13, 2015. Musical back up provided by Miri Stebivka on guitar, Bernardo Gomez on bass, Natalia Burgess on mandolin, and Lisa Marsicek on violin. I'm singing and playing piano. "Summertime" bears a striking similarity to "Oy Khodyt Son Kolo Vikon" is a Ukrainian lullaby. The title is usually translated into English as "The Dream Passes by the Windows". It is said composer George Gershwin heard it sung by the Koshetz Ukrainian National Choir at Carnegie Hall in 1929 and was deeply affected by this minor key Ukrainian lullaby. Just a few years later, he wrote Summertime in 1935 for Porgy & Bess, and the musical similarities are very clear. Here are the lyrics translated from the Ukrainian lullaby. The Dream passes by the window, And Sleep passes by the fence. The Dream asks Sleep: "Where should we rest tonight?" Where the house is warm, Where the child is small, There we will go, And rock the child to sleep. There we will sleep, and will rock the child: Sleep, sleep, my little falcon, Sleep, sleep, my little dove. Genre "Darka Dusty"