Spanish Harlem Lyrics

Aretha Franklin


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Jerry Leiber, Phil Spector
album: Track 3 in album Respect
release date:
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genres: Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 3:31
composer: Phil Spector
lyricist: Jerry Leiber

Cover Art

Aretha Franklin Respect cover art
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There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
A red rose up in Spanish Harlem

It is a special one, it's never seen the sun
It only comes out when the moon is on the run
And all the stars are gleaming
It's growing in the street right up through the concrete
But soft and sweet and dreaming

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
A red rose up in Spanish Harlem

With eyes as black as coal that look down in his soul
And starts a fire there and then he loses control
I'm goin' to beg his pardon yeah

He's going to pick that rose
And watch her as she grows in his garden

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
A red rose up in Spanish Harlem

He's going to pick that rose
And watch her as she grows in his garden

With eyes as black as coal that look down in his soul
And starts a fire there and then he loses control
And I'm goin' to beg his pardon yeah

He's going to pick that rose
And watch her as she grows in his garden

La-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la-la
La-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la-la
La-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la-la
La-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la-la


Track Listing

  • 1 Respect
  • 2 Think
  • 3 Spanish Harlem
  • 4 You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Women
  • 5 I Say a Little Prayer
  • 6 Son of a Preacher Man
  • 7 I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You)
  • 8 Chain of Fools
  • 9 Don't Play That Song
  • 10 Angel
  • 11 Rocksteady
  • 12 See Saw
  • 13 The House That Jack Built
  • 14 Oh No Not My Baby
  • 15 Until You Come Back to Me
  • 16 Good Times
  • 17 Since You've Been Gone
  • 18 You're All I Need to Get By
  • 19 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
  • 20 Do Right Woman - Do Right Man
  • 21 Share Your Love With Me
  • 22 Something He Can Feel
  • 23 Ain't No Way
  • 24 Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves