How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria Lyrics

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria Lyrics

How Do You Solve A Problem Like 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 outpester 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?

 

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