Talking Spanish in my Sleep

from by Bob Wright and Bill Doerge

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TALKING SPANISH IN MY SLEEP
© Bob Wright

C
The first time that I saw her
G
she was standing in the shade
of the only tree across the street
C
from the bar I used to play
she was talking to a girl she knew
C7 F
and when I caught her eye
C
she looked away but I could see
G C
her try to hide a smile

(Chorus)
F
all it took was a passing glance
C
and a hint of a grin
G
pretty soon we were going out
C/C7
pretty soon she moved in
F
her mama told me it wouldn’t work
C
her Spanish blood ran too deep
G
she finally left me and now I’m
C/G
talking Spanish in my sleep



C
she told me that her families land
g
stretched for miles in the hills
way before any Anglos came
C
they lived on it still
now they are all proud Americans
C7
but she always took care
C
to say they came from Mexico
G C
when Mexico was still here

(Chorus)
F
all it took was a passing glance
C
and a hint of a grin
G
pretty soon we were going out
C/C7
pretty soon she moved in
F
her mama told me it wouldn’t work
C
her Spanish blood ran too deep
G
she finally left me and now I’m
C/G
talking Spanish in my sleep






C
now I’m standing
underneath the shade
G
of a tree down the street
from the church
that she was married in
C
back a couple of weeks
I probably should go inside
C7 F
light a candle or two
C
but I feel the neon calling me
G C
to stop by for a few

(Chorus)
F
all it took was a passing glance
C
and a hint of a grin
G
pretty soon we were going out
C/C7
pretty soon she moved in
F
her mama told me it wouldn’t work
C
her Spanish blood ran too deep
G
she finally left me and now I’m
C/G
talking Spanish in my sleep


Y ahora... en mis suenos... hablo espanol

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from Hamburger Sandwich, released January 1, 2014

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Bob Wright/ Harbortown New York, New York

He is a multi-instrumentalist, an award winning songwriter and Bob Wright songs are often mistaken for traditional songs because their immigrant roots run deep beneath the surface of America and back to the places they came from for nurturing and inspiration. They surface in a modern world, constructed with a modern sensibility and a comforting resonance with the past. ... more

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