"Spanish Caravan" is a song by The Doors from the album Waiting for the Sun released in 1968. Its basic flamenco track is an established form of flamenco music known as Granadinas. The beginning riff was taken from Asturias (Leyenda), a classical piece of music by a Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz (1860–1909). It also borrows a similar sounding riff from Malagueña.
When the song was performed live, feelings of brutal lust and even desperation were especially emphasized.
The track… read more
Carry me, Caravan, take me away
Take me to Portugal, take me to Spain
Andalusia with fields full of grain
I have to see you again and again