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 dreamin’
– ‘Spanish Harlem’ co-written by Jerry Lieber, who passed away yesterday at the age of 78.
With all due respect to Ben E. King, here’s my favorite version of that song done by The Queen Of Soul.
Rest in peace Jerry.