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In a little Spanish Town [song lyrics]

Song lyrics to In a little Spanish Town (1926), music by Mabel Wayne, lyrics by Sam M. Lewis & Joe Young

In a little Spanish town it was on a night like this
Stars were peek-a-booing down
It was on a night like this
I whispered be true to me and she sighed si si si
Man the skies have turned to gray because we’re far apart
Many moons have passed away and still she’s in my heart
We made a promise and sealed it with a kiss
Ah, in a little Spanish town it was on a night like this

I whispered be true to me and she sighed oh si si
Man the skies have turned to gray because we’re far apart
Many moons have passed away and still she’s in my heart
We made a promise and sealed it with a kiss
In a little Spanish town it was on a night like this
In a little Spanish town it was on a night like this
In a little Spanish town it was on a night like this

Recording history

  • 1927 hit for Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra
  • Virginia O’Brien’s recording
  • 1955 – Bing Crosby recorded it for use on his radio show. This proved so popular that Decca Records mastered the radio track and issued it as a single.
  • 1939 comedy short Pest from the West, Buster Keaton attempts to sing it, but a vase or other object drops on his head after each line.
  • 1951 – Bob Eberly and Helen O’Connell.
  • 1954 – In the I Love Lucy episode Ricky’s Movie Offer, part of the song is played on trumpet.
  • 1959 – Rosemary Clooney recorded it for her album A Touch of Tabasco.
  • 1962 – Dean Martin recorded the song for his album Dino Latino.
  • 1967 – Herb Alpert recorded the tune for his album Sounds Likeā€¦.