Aretha Franklin - Spanish Harlem Lyrics

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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
Cassette 1
  • 1 Chain of Fools
  • 2 I Say a Little Prayer
  • 3 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
  • 4 Think
  • 5 Rock Steady
  • 6 Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)
  • 7 Respect
  • 8 Spanish Harlem
  • 9 Dr. Feelgood
  • 10 Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
  • 11 I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
  • 12 Save Me


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Jerry Leiber, Phil Spector
    album: Track 8 in album The Best of Aretha Franklin
    release date: 1984
    popularity : 222 users have visited this page.
    genres: Jazz Funk / Soul
    styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
    length: 3:30
    Album Information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: Cassette
    barcode: 075678128042
    script: Latin