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Maria Lyrics - Sound of Music, The

Maria Lyrics


BERTHE:
She climbs a tree
And scrapes her knee
Her dress has got a tear.

SOPHIA:
She waltzes on her way to mass
And whistles on the stair.

BERTHE:
And underneath her wimpole
She has curlers in her hair!

SOPHIA:
I ever hear her singing in the abbey.

BERTHE:
She's always late for chapel,

MARGARETTA:
But her penitence is real.

BERTHE:
She's always late for everything,
Except for every meal.

MOTHER ABBESS:
I hate to have to say it
But I very firmly feel

BERTHE AND SOPHIA:
Maria's not an asset to the abbey!

MARGARETTA:
I'd like to say a word in her behalf.
Maria makes me laugh!

SOPHIA:
How do you solve a problem like Maria?

MOTHER ABBESS:
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?

MARGARETTA:
How do you find a word that means Maria?

BERTHE:
A flibberti gibbet!

SOPHIA:
A willo' the wisp!

MARGARETTA:
A clown!

MOTHER ABBESS:
Many a thing you know you'd like to tell her,
Many a thing she ought to understand.

MARGARETTA:
But how do you make her stay
And listen to all you say,

MOTHER ABBESS:
How do you keep a wave upon the sand?

MARGARETTA:
Oh, how do you solve a problem like Maria?

MOTHER ABBESS:
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?

MARGARETTA:
When I'm with her I'm confused,
Out of focus and bemused,
And I never know exactly where I am.

SOPHIA:
Unpredictable as weather,
She's as flighty as a feather,

MARGARETTA:
She's a darling,

BERTHE:
She's a demon,

MARGARETTA:
She's a lamb.

SOPHIA:
She'd out-pester any pest,
Drive a hornet from his nest,

BERTHE:
She can throw a whirling dervish
Out of whirl.

MARGARETTA:
She is gentle,
She is wild,

SOPHIA:
She's a riddle.

MARGARETTA:
She's a child.

BERTHE:
She's a headache!

MARGARETTA:
She's an angel!

MOTHER ABBESS:
She's a girl.

ALL NUNS:
How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you catch a clown and pin it down?
How do you find a word that means Maria?
A flibberti gibbet!
A willo' the wisp!
A clown!
Many a thing you know you'd like to tell her,
Many a thing she ought to understand.
But how do you make her say,
And listen to all you say?
How do you keep a wave upon the sand?
Oh, how do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?
Last Update: December, 19th 2013

Sound of Music, The Lyrics

  1. Act 1
  2. Preludium Lyrics
  3. Sound of Music Lyrics
  4. Maria Lyrics
  5. My Favorite Things Lyrics
  6. Do-Re-Mi Lyrics
  7. Sixteen Going on Seventeen Lyrics
  8. Lonely Goatherd Lyrics
  9. How Can Love Survive? Lyrics
  10. Sound of Music (Reprise) Lyrics
  11. Ländler Lyrics
  12. Something Good Lyrics
  13. So Long, Farewell Lyrics
  14. Morning Hymn Lyrics
  15. Climb Ev'ry Mountain Lyrics
  16. Act 2
  17. No Way to Stop It Lyrics
  18. Ordinary Couple Lyrics
  19. Processional Lyrics
  20. Sixteen Going on Seventeen (Reprise) Lyrics
  21. Edelweiss Lyrics
  22. Climb Ev'ry Mountain (Reprise) Lyrics
  23. Other Songs
  24. I Have Confidence Lyrics

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