SPANISH HARLEM    (intro)    (midi)

 

  C

1. There is a rose in Spanish Harlem, a red rose up in Spanish Harlem.

F

    It is a special one, it's never seen the sun,

 

    it only comes out when the moon is on the run

                                        C

    and all the stars are gleaming.

G

    It's growing in the street right up through the concrete,

                                             C

    but soft and sweet and dreaming.

 

  C

2. There is a rose in Spanish Harlem, a red rose up in Spanish Harlem.

F

    With eyes as black as coal, that look down in my soul,

                                                        

    and start a fire there, and then I lose control,

                                    C

    I have to beg your pardon.

G                                                                                                   C

    I'm gonna pick that rose, and watch her as she grows, in my garden.

    C               F

 (Instr. lines)      It is a special one, it's never seen the sun,

 

    it only comes out when the moon is on the run

                                        C

    and all the stars are gleaming.

G                                                                                                   C

    I'm gonna pick that rose, and watch her as she grows, in my garden.

 

C

    There is a rose in Spanish Harlem, a red rose up in Spanish Harlem.

 

(repeat last line and fade)

 

    (capo 1st)                (The Mamas & the Papas)