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Spanisch eyes

COVERED BY ELVIS

Spanish Eyes
along the shore


recording date elvis: sunday 16 december ( 1973 ) ; studio
first release: on audio album good times ( march 1974 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: cpl1 0475


originally by: Freddy Quinn ( is een foto hoes van )

recording year: 1965
originally music written by: Bert Kaempfert;
lyrics written by: Eddie Snyder;Charles Singleton
catalognumber: fc 4 126
label: 4 corners



first instrumental version:
Bert Kaempfert

German big band leader and composer Bert Kaempfert (he also wrote "Strangers In The Night") wrote and recorded this melody as "Moon Over Naples" in 1965, to be the Italian track for his album "The Magical Music Of Faraway Places." Publisher Hal Fein found lyricists Eddie Snyder and Charles Singleton, who liked the idea of a Spanish number and wrote "Spanish Eyes." Bert wrote an arrangement for Freddy Quinn, a German crooner, but neither Polydor nor Decca wanted to release it as a single. Bert and Freddy then re-recorded the track for the Four Corners label when they were on holiday in the USA, where the lyrics were changed from "Spanish Eyes" to "Blue Spanish Eyes," which fit better with the music. Polydor still refused to release the single, but compromised by releasing the version without "blue" as the B-side of Quinn's "Across The Shore." Meanwhile, the Four Corners' release (the "Blue" one) began to do rather well in the USA, but was withdrawn from the market when Polydor and Decca threatened to sue, claiming ownership of the song. Hal Fein then got Al Martino to record the song as an album track, which was released as a single and became a smash hit. Elvis's studio recording of this number might date from 1973, but the version on "Elvis, Live & Unplugged" is a home recording and predates the official version by a month; it was recorded at Linda Thompson's home.


Spanish Eyes

performed by:
Freddy Quinn




Blue spanish eyes,
Teardrops are falling from your spanish eyes

Please, please don't cry.
This is just adios and not goodbye

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.

Spanish eyes,wait for me.............





Blue Spanish Eyes
performed by: Elvis Presley




Blue spanish eyes,
Teardrops are falling from you spanish eyes

Please, please don't cry.
This is just adios and not goodbye

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.

( instrumental )

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.

Say you and your spanish eyes will wait for me.








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