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Spanish Eyes

ByBert Kaempfert

Instrument:Guitar (solo)

Parts:Staff

Format:Instant Digital Print (PDF)

Pages:6

Level:i

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About This Song

“Spanish” was originally called “Moon Over Naples” a 1965 instrumental composed and originally performed by German bandleader Bert Kaempfert. A vocal version by Sergio Franchi with lyrics by Charles Singleton was recorded in 1966, but did not chart successfully. It would become a hit single in 1966 for Al Martino when a new set of lyrics were written by composer Eddie Snyder, and the title changed to “Spanish Eyes”. As “Spanish Eyes”, the song would go on to be performed by the likes of Elvis Presley, Engelbert Humperdinck, Wayne Newton, Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias. Stevan Pasero’s arrangement features a bolero rhythm and altered chords, yet preserving the enchanting melody, theme and harmonic structure originally intended by Kaempfert. Guitarists will be challenged by cascading harmonics, moving bass lines and a Spanish-styled, flamenco-esque middle section transposed to the key of E (from the key of G major).

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"Instant Digital Downloads" is guitar sheet music that you can print from your home computer after you checkout! Just add any sheet music to your shopping cart and then checkout with PayPal or your credit card (secured and protected by PayPal). All the songs featured on this website were produced by Stevan Pasero and include arrangements of Classical and Popular Standards, and also some of his original works. In addition, there are select lessons which include scale, arpeggio, slurs and various other daily exercises for all guitarists: beginning, intermediate and advanced. There will be more sheet music added each month, so please come back and visit! Mr. Pasero is known for his guitar arrangements, compositions, and in-depth teaching style. He is one of a few guitarists to record in several music idioms successfully, bridging both classical, jazz and world markets in over 250 countries and territories worldwide. Contact Stevan at SheetMusic@StevanPasero.com if you wish to have a guitar lesson on Skype!