Ben E. King - 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 my soul
And starts a fire there and then I lose control
I have to beg your pardon

I'm going to pick that rose
And watch her as she grows in my garden

I'm going to pick that rose
And watch her as she grows in my garden

(There is a rose in Spanish Harlem)
La la la, la la la, la la la la
(There is a rose in Spanish Harlem)
La la la, la la la, la la la la
(There is a rose in Spanish Harlem)

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Amor
  • 2 Sway
  • 3 Come Closer to Me
  • 4 Perfidia
  • 5 Grenada
  • 6 Sweet and Gentle
  • 7 Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)
  • 8 Frenesi
  • 9 Souvenir of Mexico
  • 10 Besame Mucho
  • 11 Love Me, Love Me
  • 12 Spanish Harlem


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Jerry Leiber, Phil Spector
    album: Track 12 in album Spanish Harlem
    release date: 1961
    popularity : 92 users have visited this page.
    genres: Latin Funk / Soul Pop
    styles: Marimba/Cha-Cha/Soul/Tango/Rumba/Ballad
    length: 2:59
    Album Information
    label: ATCO Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin