My Maria - B.W. Stevenson / Brooks & Dunn
Song Lyrics, Artist Information, Chart History

  • Written and originally performed by B.W. Stevenson (born Louis Stevenson 10/5/49 in Dallas Texas)
  • Stevenson died 4/28/88 at the age of only 38 years, following heart valve replacement surgery
  • The B.W. stands for "Buck Wheat"
  • Stevenson's original version of the song reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1973
  • It was also a #1 hit on the Adult Contemporary chart
  • It was the only Top 40 hit of his career, although he was the first artist to record the song "Shambala" that was made famous by the band Three Dog Night
  • The song was remade in 1996 by country superstars Brooks & Dunn 
  • Band is fronted by Kix Brooks (born Leon Eric Brooks 5/12/55 in Shreveport Louisiana) & Ronnie Dunn (born Ronnie Gene Dunn 6/1/53 in Coleman Texas)
  • #1 "Country Song Of The Year" in 1996 by Billboard Magazine
  • It was a #1 hit on the Billboard Country chart for three weeks in 1996, and reached #79 on the Billboard Hot 100
  • The song was included on their album "Borderline", as well as on their first "Greatest Hits" album
  • Performing together as Brooks & Dunn since 1991, as of 2007 they  have scored 51 hits on the Billboard Country or Hot 100 charts
  • Between 1992 and 2006 they won the Vocal Duo Award of the Country Music Association every year except for 2000, a remarkable achievement 

Other songs by Brooks & Dunn also performed by Oracle Band:

An excerpt from a live Oracle performance of this song is available as both a streaming RealAudio format, or as a higher quality downloadable MP3.  The sample was recorded directly from the mixing board during a live performance, with no overdubbing or "sweetening".  Select the version you'd prefer.

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Purchase some of the greatest one-hit wonders of the 1970s.  This collections includes:
* My Maria
* Play That Funky Music
* The Night Chicago Died
+ 17 more classics!


Brook & Dunn Greatest Hits
This is the collection to have including the following hits:

* My Maria
* Boot Scootin Boogie
* Neon Moon
+ 16 more!

My Maria - Song Lyrics

My Maria 
Don't you know I've come a long, long way
I been longin' to see her
When she's around she takes my blues away
Sweet Maria 
The sunlight surely hurts my eyes
I'm a lonely dreamer on a highway in the skies

Maria, Maria I love you

My Maria 
There were some blue and sorrow times
Just my thoughts about you bring back my piece of mind
Gypsy lady 
You're a miracle work for me
You set my soul free like a ship sailing on the sea

She is the sunlight when skies are gray
She treats me so right lady take me away

My Maria
Maria I love you
My Maria
Maria I love you

My Maria

Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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