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​They Call the Wind Maria

This song is by John Raitt and appears on the album Under Open Skies (1958).

Maria
Maria
They call the wind Maria

Away out here they gotta name
For rain and wind and fire
The rain is Tess, the fire's Joe
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
I 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 gotta 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

Written by:

Alan Jay Lerner; Frederick Loewe