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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Spanish Eyes

By Bert Kaempfert & Eddie Snyder
1966

Originally an instrumental called "Moon Over Naples", this one was composed by easy listening bandleader Kaempfert for his 1965 album The Magic Music of Far Away Places. The following year, Snyder added lyrics, changed the title, and the song became a smash hit for Al Martino. It went on to become one of the last standards of the songbook era.

Lyrics:

Blue Spanish eyes,
Teardrops are falling from your Spanish eyes.
Please please don't cry,
This is just adios and not good-bye.

Soon I'll return,
Bringing you all the love your heart can hold.
Please say "Si Si",
Say you and your Spanish eyes will wait for me.

Blue Spanish Eyes,
Prettiest eyes in all of Mexico.
Blue Spanish Eyes,
Please smile for me once more before I go.

Soon I'll return,
Bringing you all the love your heart can hold.
Please say "Si Si",
Say you and your Spanish eyes will wait for me.

Recorded By:

Elvis Presley
Tom Jones
Faith No More
Willie Nelson
Engelbert Humperdinck

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