ARTIST: Rodgers and Hammerstein
TITLE: Maria
Lyrics and Chords

[Sound of Music]

She climbs a tree and scrapes her knee
Her dress has got a tear
She waltzes on her way to mass
And whistles on the stair
And underneath her wimple
She has curlers in her hair
I've even heard her singing in the abbey

/ C FC G G7 / FC AmC G7 - / : / Am Am7 Am6 F7 / C F Dm7 - /
   / C - Am7 - D7 G7 Dm7 G7 / 

She's always late for chapel
But her penitence is real
She's always late for everything
Except for every meal
I hate to have to say it
But I very firmly feel
Maria's not an asset to the abbey

... / C - Am7 - Dm6 E Dm E7 /

I'd like to say a word in her behalf
Maria makes me laugh

/ Am7 D9 G - / Am7 D7 G - - - /

How do you solve a problem like Maria
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down
How do you find a word that means Maria
A flibbertigibbet, a will-o'-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 stay
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

/ C - G7 - / C - G - / C - F - / D7 Fm Em G7 /
   / C - G7 - / C - Dm7 E7 / Cm - / G7 - /  Cm - G7 - /
   / C - F Dm7 / C - Dm7 G7 C - - - /

When I'm with her I'm confused
Out of focus and bemused
And I never know exactly where I am
Unpredictable as weather
She's as flighty as a feather
She's a darling
She's a demon
She's a lamb

/ n.c. /

She'd outpester any pest
Drive a hornet from its nest
She can throw a whirling dervish out of whirl
She is gentle, she is wild
She's a riddle, she's a child
She's a headache
She's an angel
She's a girl

/ FC7 FC7 / / FC7 FC7 FC7 F / CG7 CG7 / / G / D7 / Dm7 - /


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