B.W. Stevenson: My Maria (1973) - Lyrics





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Published on May 9, 2010

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My Maria
Don't you know I have come a long, long way
I've been longin' to see ya
When she's around she take my blues away

Sweet Maria
The sunlight surely hurts my eyes
I'm a lonely dreamer
Lonely highway in the skies

Mar-i-a, I love you

My Maria
There were some blue and some low times
Just my thoughts about you bring back
My peace of mind

Gypsy lady
Your a miracle work for me
You set my soul free
Like a ship sailin' on the sea

She is the sunlight
When the skies are grey
She treat me so right lady
Take me away

Mar-i-a, I love you
Mar-i-a, I love you

B.W. Stevenson (5 October 1949 - 28 April 1988) was an American country pop artist, working in a genre now called progressive country. "B.W." stood for "Buckwheat." Stevenson is most famous for his song "My Maria", co-written with Daniel Moore. As recorded by Stevenson, "My Maria" became a smash hit, reaching #9 on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1973. The tune was covered much later by the country duo Brooks & Dunn, for whom it was a three-week #1 country hit in mid 1996.

1972: B.W. Stevenson
1972: Lead Free
1973: My Maria
1973: Pass This Way
1974: Calabasas
1975: We Be Sailin'
1977: Lost Feeling
1977: The Best of B.W. Stevenson
1980: Lifeline
1990: Rainbow Down the Road

Collaborators: Larry Carlton: guitar; Layton DePenning: guitar; Jim Gordon: drums; Al DeBoe: drums; Donny Dolan: drums; Joe Osborn: bass; Rod Garrison: bass; Lorna Willard: backing vocals; Venata Field: backing vocals.


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    • B.W. Stevenson
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    • Radio Hits Of the '70s
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    • SME (on behalf of Legacy Recordings); UMPI, UBEM, BMG Rights Management, ASCAP, UMPG Publishing, and 2 Music Rights Societies


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