They Call The Wind Mariah

(a.k.a. "Mariah")

Words & Music:

Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe


   C                 Am              C             Am

A 'way out west they have a name for rain & wind & fire;

    C                 Am                 F        G7     C

The rain is Tess, the fire's Joe, & they call the wind Mariah.

  C              Am             C                   Am

Mariah blows the stars around & sets the clouds a-flyin';

  C              Am                   F     G7            C

Mariah makes the mountains sound like folks up there were dyin'.



  Am     Em         F        G7     C

Maria, Mariah, they call the wind Mariah.


Before I knew Mariah's name, or heard her wail and whinin',

I had a gal and she had me, and the sun was always shinin'.

And then one day I left that gal, I left her far behind me,

And now I'm lost, I'm so darn lost, not even God can find me.




Way out west they have a name for rain and fire only,

And when you're lost and all alone, there ain't no word for lonely.

Well I'm a lost and lonely man, without a star to guide me,

Mariah blow my love to me, I need a gal beside me.




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