Maria

by Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the novelty hit "Come On-a My House" written by William Saroyan and his cousin Ross Bagdasarian (better known as David Seville, the father figure of Alvin and the Chipm…




The most beautiful sound I ever heard 
Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria 
All the beautiful words of the world in a single word
Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria

Maria! 
I've just met a girl named Maria
And suddenly that name 
Will never be the same 
To me

Maria! 
I've just kissed a girl named Maria
And suddenly I've found 
How wonderful a sound 
Can be! 

Maria! 
Say it loud and there's music playing
Say it soft and it's almost like praying

Maria
I'll never stop saying Maria! 

The most beautiful sound I ever heard
Maria

Written by: Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim

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