‘I Love How You Love Me’ was originally a hit for the Paris Sisters in 1961. In 1966 Paul & Barry Ryan gave this rather conventional ballad a psychedelic makeover, adding a distorted guitar break and, less predictably, bagpipes. It made #21 in the UK charts.
It was this version that inspired the cover by Los Archiduques a year later. They actually use the bagpipes more than the Ryans, and make the guitar break wilder to boot. The Spanish lyrics (translated below) are also much darker than the original English words. In fact, this it is one of the weirdest records ever to come out of Spain in the 1960s. Lead singer Tino Casal eventually went on to solo stardom in the 1980s.
LAMENTO DE GAITAS Me siento tan triste como aquella noche en que tu te fuiste de mi lado en Asturias por eso hoy que solo estoy y tu estás ausente ante tu tumba estoy llorando a tu muerte ante tu tumba estoy llorando a tu muerte Mi gaita sonaba con triste dulzura de pena por verme con gran amargura me siento muy solo me siento muy triste por eso pido a Dios que me de la muerte que me de la muerte...
BAGPIPE LAMENT I feel so sad Like that night That you went away From my side in Asturias So today I am alone And you are absent I am in front of your grave Crying for your death I am in front of your grave Crying for your death My bagpipes rang out Sadly and sweetly In pity of seeing myself With such great sorrow I feel so alone I feel so sad That's why I ask God To give me death To give me death...