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Beverly Pale - Maranatha - Millennium Music Profile

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Beverly Pale.




Russian Gypsy Folk



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Episode Summary

Frank Black and Peter Watts investigate a series of brutal killings in the Brighton Beach Russian community of New York City, killings that are linked to the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. The shotgun slayings seem to be the work of mysterious Russian diplomat Sergei Stepanovich, a man recognized by the local immigrants as Yaponchik, a mythical Russian figure destined by prophecy to be revealed as the Antichrist.

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Written by Chip Johannessen
Directed by Peter Markle
Edited by Chris Willingham, A.C.E.

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Music by Beverly Pale used in the Millennium episode Maranatha

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Beverly Pale is the actress credited with the role of the Torch Singer during the Brighton Beach Singing Club scenes in the Millennium episode, Maranatha. It can't be confirmed wether Beverly did sing the Russian Gypsy folk song or not, but for the purpose of this music guide her name will be credited as the singer. Please read below for further explanation.


Where Beverly Pale can be heard in Maranatha

The Millennium episode Maranatha contains the following music by Beverly Pale:

  • Ochi chernye

    Heard inside a Russian club in Brighton Beach. A torch song singer begins singing "Ochi chernye". She sings in Russian. Andrei and Yura can be seen at a table near the piano where the singer is standing.

Beverly Pale - additional music heard in Millennium

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About Beverly Pale

The credits list the performer of this Russian folk song as Beverly Pale (Torch Singer).

A torch song is a sentimental love song, typically one in which the singer laments an unrequited or lost love. Singers (predominantly female) of the Pop Vocal tradition are referred to as "torch singers" when their repertoire consists predominantly of such material. Torch singing is more of a niche than a genre, and can stray from the traditional jazz-influenced style of singing. A modern example of a torch singer is British Rhythm and Blues chanteuse Sade Adu.

The etymology comes from the saying "Carrying a torch for him/her"; which means to long for a lost lover.

Édith Piaf, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Julie London, Georgia Gibbs, Dinah Shore, Jeri Southern, Dusty Springfield, Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich, Jane Olivor, Dora Gerson, Ethel Waters, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Ethel Merman, among others, were renowned torch singers. Carrying the torch today are Morrissey, Ute Lemper, Diana Krall, Mariah Carey, Fiona Apple, Little Annie, Neko Case, Antony and the Johnsons, Patti LuPone, Laura Fygi, k.d. lang and Jeff Buckley, with his original composition "Lover, You Should've Come Over."

(From Wikipedia)

Song 1: Ochi chernye

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Ochi chernye can be heard during the following scenes in the Millennium episode Maranatha:

Heard inside a Russian club in Brighton Beach. A torch song singer begins singing "Ochi chernye". She sings in Russian. Andrei and Yura can be seen at a table near the piano where the singer is standing.


Having spent some time researching Ochi chernye, I can definitely say this is a difficult song to track down, given that it is in Russian. There are several versions of Ochi chernye and hence several English translations and it can be argued that the English translations are too literal. I've posted more than one version of the lyrics on this page.

During my research into this song, I discovered information researched by a poster called masato sakurai, submitted to online forums at, which you can find here

"The original poem (whose title seems to have been "Chernye Ochi") was written by Evgenii Grebenka (1812-48) in 1843.

According to James J. Fuld (The Book of World-Famous Music, 4th ed., pp. 417-418), the first known printing of "Otchi Tchorniya" as a song was shortly after March 7, 1884, though no copy of it has been found (it was republished before 1897 by A. Gutheil, Moscow). The reprint is in Gutheil's Favorite Songs of Moscow Gypsies (in Russian), with this note: "a Gypsy Romance to the melody of the 'Hommage-Valse' by Hermann."
Transliterated titles found and posted in the MudCat forums by poster masato sakurai include "Ochi Chernye"; "Ochi Chornia"; "Otchi Tchorniya"; "Otchi Tchornie"; "Otchi Tchornia"; "Otchi Chornia"; "Ochie Chornie"; and "Ochy Chornia". Feodor Shaliapin popularized this song. The Russian Red Army Choir sang a version. Vladimir Vysotsky's version of "Ochi Chernye (Narodnaya)" is also said to be interesting."

Extended Information:

One could argue that the actual version Millennium fans are interested in, is the version sung in the Russian Club during the Season One episode, Maranatha. The singer, portrayed by actress Beverly Pales, appears to sing the song in both Russian and English. I haven't yet been able to find a full set of exact matching English lyrics that are the same as the version sung during this episode. Also it should be noted that actress Beverly Pale may not have actually sang the song and that it could have been mimed. If so its hard to tell although the scene and performance has been said amongst fans to be rather stereotypical!

"... Speaking of unintentionally funny, the performance of the song itself in the scene in question is actually pretty much way over acted and way over the top! I mean, could you get any more stereotypical in portrayal of a Russian night club performer in an ethnic club?!!! LOL! This is just one element of many in this episode that is extremely unintentionally funny."

Selfosophy Psycho - Posted at TIWWA Mar 30th 2006

Also of note, Sophie Milman is the 23-year-old Russian born Jazz singing sensation who is a household name in Canada. Sophie has included a wonderful version of Ochi Chernye (track 10) on her self titled album Sophie Milman released 2004. Visit her official site at and also at

You can also find out more about the folk song Ochi Chernye here at this informative website More information (Russian)

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Lyrics for Ochi chernye:

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Beverly Pale as the Torch Singer in Millennium's Maranatha.
Russian and English lines of the song Ochi cherynye (note spelling) from the episode transcription by Maria Vitale and Libby:

Ochi cherynye, ochi strastnye, ochi zhguchie i prekrasnye...
Kak lyublyu ya vas, kak boyus' ya vas...
Znat', uvidel vas...
...ya ne v dobryj chas!

I once had a dream, of a love supreme. Then he came my way, I still bless that day.
For my dream came, when I looked at you...
...with your flashing eyes...
...with your big, dark eyes.
Oh, your big, dark eyes, how they tantalize. When they stare at me, how they glare at me. Every part of you... your big, dark eyes.

(cyganskaya pesnya/slova E.Grebenki)

Ochi chernye, ochi strastnye!
Ochi zhguchie i prekrasnye!
Kak lyublyu ya vas! Kak boyus' ya vas!
Znat' uvidel vas ya v nedobryi chas!

Oh nedarom vy glubiny temnei!
Vizhu traur v vas po dushe moei,
Vizhu plamya v vas ya pobednoe:
Sozhzheno na nem serdce bednoe.

No ne grusten ya, ne pechalen ya
Uteshitel'na mne sud'ba moya:
Vse, chto luchshego v zhizni bog dal nam,
V zhertvu otdal ya ognennym glazam.

Ne vstrechal by vas, ne stradal by tak,
Vek svoi prozhil by pripevayuchi.
Vy sgubili menya, ochi chernye,
Unesli navek moe schastie.

Bud' tot proklyat chas, kogda vstretil vas,
Ochi chernye, nepokornye!
Ne vidal by vas, ne stradal by tak,
Ya by prozhil zhizn' pripevayuchi.

Chasto snitsya mne v polunochnom sne
I mereshitsya schast'e blizkoe,
A prosnulsya ya - noch' krugom temna,
I zdes' nekomu pozhalet' menya.

(English Words by Jay Arnold)

Two dark dreamy eyes,
Dark as midnight skies,
Full of smoldering fire,
Full of warm desire.

Let me sing to you,
Let me bring to you
All the ecstasy
That our love could be.

Dark Eyes flashing by
While I sit and sigh,
Longing for a glance,
As you lightly dance
To the music gay,
While I hope and pray
That your eyes divine
Soon will gaze in mine!

When the moon is low
When soft breezes blow,
I will hold you tight
In the hush of night;
We will find our love,
While the stars above
Will be shining in your Dark Eyes.

Alternative words published by Calumet Music Co Chicago:

Dark Eyes
English Lyrics by Bernice Manoloff (1935)

Eyes so dark and dear,
Eyes of love and fear,
Beautiful and true ,
I'm in love with you,
Gleaming eyes of love,
As the stars above,
Yop cap-ture my heart,
May we never part,

Your bright eyes so bright ,
Bring cheer to my heart,
How hap-py I feel,
When I see you my dear,
The smile in your eyes,
Turns gray to blue skies,
I wish you were mine,
Sweetheart you're so divine.

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