"Spanish Harlem" as written by and Phil/leiber Spector....
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)


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"Spanish Harlem" as written by Phil Spector Jerry Leiber

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    Song Meaningi just thought i'd leave this here even though its not very hard to decipher this songs meaning. the "rose in spanish harlem" is actually a beautiful woman located in east harlem, manhattan new york. he then sings about how this woman makes him feel and that he would love to have her in his life by picking that rose and planting her in his garden.
    n2oon August 14, 2013   Link
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    General CommentCheck out Lauro Nyro's version of this song, it is beautiful, she hits all the nuances of the song!
    cinwallaceon June 15, 2009   Link

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