Mayn Mirl (Maria) - from West Side Story

Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim

what is the general character of this song?

American Lyrics

Mayn Mirl,
Bakent hob ikh zikh mit mayn mirl
Ir nomen, vi gezang
Vi zise harfn klang ikh shver

Mayn Mirl,
In zis iz a kish fin mayn mirl
In himl bald ikh shvayb
Kh'hob vider oyfgelaybt
Ikh shver

Mayn Mirl,
S'iz ir kol, vi muzik, tsart, a shtile
Ven zi redt, dakht zikh mir s'iz a tfile
Mayn Mirl, kh'vel eybik nor libn
Mayn Mirl!


I just met a girl named Maria,
and suddenly that name
will never be the same to me.

I just kissed a girl named Maria
and suddenly I've found
how wonderful a sound can be!

Say it loud and there's music playing -
Say it soft, and it's almost like praying
Maria - I'll never stop saying Maria!

Yiddish version of the West Side Story song "Maria". <p> You can find


Added September 13th, 1999