Who Sang Maria? Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Release information
Release Date: 1988
length: 3:03
soprano vocals: Eileen Farrell
mezzo-soprano vocals: Janet Stubbs, Kimberly Barber and Sandra Graham
Some other versions of "Maria"

Lyrics
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 even heard her singing in the abbey

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

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

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 flibbertijibbet!
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?

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!

She'd out pester any pest
Drive a hornet from its nest
She could 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!

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 flibbertijibbet!
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?

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Sound of Music
  • 2 The Abbey Bells
  • 3 Mono Chant
  • 4 Morning Hymn
  • 5 Angelus Bells
  • 6 Alleluia
  • 7 Maria
  • 8 My Favorite Things
  • 9 I Have Confidence in Me
  • 10 Do-Re-Mi
  • 11 Sixteen Going on Seventeen
  • 12 The Lonely Goatherd
  • 13 How Can Love Survive?
  • 14 Reprise: The Sound of Music
  • 15 The Party Scene / Grand Waltz / Landler
  • 16 So Long, Farewell
  • 17 Climb Ev'ry Mountain
  • 18 No Way to Stop It
  • 19 An Ordinary Couple
  • 20 Something Good
  • 21 Processional / Confitemini Domino / Alleluia
  • 22 Reprise: Sixteen Going on Seventeen
  • 23 Reprise: Do-Re-Mi
  • 24 Edelweiss
  • 25 Reprise: So Long, Farewell
  • 26 Reprise: Climb Ev'ry Mountain

  • Release information
    label: Telarc Digital
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 089408016226
    script: Latin