They Call the Wind Maria

Vaughn Monroe Buy

About They Call the Wind Maria

"They Call the Wind Maria" is an American popular song with lyrics written by Alan J. Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe for their 1951 Broadway musical, Paint Your Wagon, which is set in the California Gold Rush. Rufus Smith originally sang the song on Broadway, and Joseph Leader was the original singer in London's West End. It quickly became a runaway hit, and during the Korean War, the song was among the "popular music listened to by the troops". Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra recorded the song in 1951, and it was among the "popular hit singles at the record stores" that year. It has since become a standard, performed by many notable singers across several genres of popular music. A striking feature of the song in the original orchestration (also used in many cover versions), is a driving, staccato rhythm, played on the string instruments, that evokes a sense of restless motion. 


Year:
2004
97 Views

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer

Away out here they've got a name for rain and wind and fire. 
The rain is Tess, the fire's Joe. They call the wind Maria.
Maria blows the stars around and sets the clouds a-flyin'. 
Maria makes the mountains sound like folks was out there dyin'.
Maria. (Maria). Maria. (Maria). They call the wind Maria.

Before I knew Maria's name and heard her wail and whinin', I had a gal. 
She had me and the sun was always shinin'.
But then one day I left my gal. 
I left her far behind me and now I'm lost, so gol' darn lost not even God can find me.
Maria. (Maria.) Maria. (Maria.) They call the wind Maria.

Out here they have a name for rain and wind and fire only. 
When you're lost and all alone, there ain't no name for lonely.
And I'm a lost and lonely man without a star to guide me. 
Maria blow my love to me. I need my gal beside me.
Maria. (Maria.) They call the wind Maria. Maria! Maria. (Maria.) They call the wind Maria.

 The easy, fast & fun way to learn how to sing: 30DaySinger.com


Vaughn Monroe

Vaughn Wilton Monroe (October 7, 1911 – May 21, 1973) was an American baritone singer, trumpeter and big band leader and actor, most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recording and radio. more »

FAVORITE (0 fans)


Genre:
Pop

Written by: ALAN JAY LERNER, FREDERICK LOEWE

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the They Call the Wind Maria Lyrics with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "They Call the Wind Maria Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 2 Mar. 2021. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/6900270/Vaughn+Monroe>.

    Missing lyrics by Vaughn Monroe?

    Know any other songs by Vaughn Monroe? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Watch the song video

    They Call the Wind Maria

    161.7K
    443     18

    Quiz

    Are you a music master?

    »
    What was Britney Spears’ first single called?
    • A. Piece of Me
    • B. Stronger
    • C. Baby One More Time
    • D. In the Zone

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Vaughn Monroe tracks

    On Radio Right Now

    Loading...

    Powered by OnRad.io


    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!

    Movies in which is played

    They Call the Wind Maria

    »