From the book Django--The Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend page 127: On the other end of the spectrum was "Tears," based on an old Gypsy tune, "Muri wachsella an u sennelo weesh." Django fingerpicked the song, creating a mournful minor-major melody against a backdrop of descending harmonic chords that moved along like a New Orleans funeral parade. Django and Stéphane's interpretation was unique in jazz--a Gypsy song harmonized with jazzy diminished, minor sixth, and minor seventh chords, casting a dark mood, bittersweet and melancholy.
Man, I love this tune. "Tears" has become one of my favorite tunes to play on the guitar. It just cries out for some lyrics. Does anyone know if lyrics exist for this one?
"On apprend tous les jours." - Stéphane Grappelli