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​They Call the Wind Maria

This song is by Harve Presnell and appears on the movie soundtrack Paint Your Wagon (1969).

Original video
(Maria, Maria
They call the wind Maria)

Away out here they got a name
For rain and wind and fire
The rain is Tess, the fire's Jo
And they call the wind Maria

Maria blows the stars around
And sends the clouds a-flyin'
Maria makes the mountains sound
Like folks were up there dyin'

(Maria, Maria)
They call the wind Maria

Before I knew Maria's name
And heard her wail and whining
I had a girl and she had me
And the sun was always shining

But then one day I left my girl
I left her far behind me
And now I'm lost, so gol-durned lost
Not even God can find me

(Maria, Maria
They call the wind Maria)

Out here they got a name for rain
For wind and fire only
But when you're lost and all alone
There ain't no word but lonely

And I'm a lost and lonely man
Without a star to guide me
Maria, blow my love to me
I need my girl beside me

(Maria, Maria
They call the wind Maria)

Maria, Maria, blow my love to me!

Music by:

Frederick Loewe

Lyrics by:

Alan Jay Lerner