December Reflections – 2019 and #SLS

Our prompt today for Song Lyric Sunday is chin/ears/eyes/face/mouth/nose.  I don’t know why but I thought of the song “Spanish Eyes” as sung by Al Martino.  It takes me back to when I was about 18 or 19 and went to a few Knights of Columbus dances with my parents.  They figured it would be a good place for me to meet a nice Italian Catholic boy.  Unfortunately, they had me in the wrong generation and all of their friends had children older than me so there weren’t any eligible young bachelors around.  It was a fun night anyway because I got to see my mom and dad dance and I got to dance with my dad a few times. 

Mom and dad at my sister’s wedding.

This song was one of the ones I remember dancing with him to.  He’s been gone for about 38 years now and I really miss him around the holidays especially.  Elvis Presley, Englebert Humperdink and Willie Nelson all have versions of this song too but Al Martino’s is the one that reminds me of dad. 

The lyrics:

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
True Spanish eyes
Please smile at 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
Say you and your Spanish eyes will wait for me
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Carlos Villalobos / Garry Applebaum
Spanish Eyes lyrics © BMG Rights Management US, LLC

All righty then.  December is officially underway.

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19 Responses to December Reflections – 2019 and #SLS

  1. msjadeli says:

    So sorry to hear you lost your dad so soon. To have these precious memories of him has got to be a happy and sad feeling together. Al Martino did this song justice.

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  2. John Holton says:

    Fantastic standard, and Al’s cover is the best!

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  3. What a fantastic photo of your parents, Janet. Great memories!

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  4. Scarlett79 says:

    Great Song, Mz. Janet…My song that reminds me of my dad is, “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” I always use to make him sing it to me ❤ Love the Song ❤

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  5. ghostmmnc says:

    Haven’t heard that song in a long time – very good!
    What a great photo of your mom & dad! 🙂

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  6. Al Martino played Johnny Fontane in The Godfather. He has a great voice, thanks for sharing this Janet.

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  7. rugby843 says:

    Great photo and song.

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  8. Great picture of your parents.

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