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"María" is a song that is featured in the 2021 live-action feature film, West Side Story. Performed by the male lead Tony (Ansel Elgort) when he learns that the name of the girl he's fallen in love with is María, the song is widely known for its use of the melodic interval of a tritone in the main theme.

Lyrics

María...

The most beautiful sound I've ever heard:
María, María, María, María...
All the beautiful sounds of the world in a single word:
María, María, María, María...
María, María...

María!
I've just met a girl named María
And suddenly that name
Will never be the same
To me

María!
I've just kissed a girl named María
And suddenly I've found
How wonderful a sound
Can be!

María!
Say it loud and there's music playing
Say it soft and it's almost like praying
María...
I'll never stop saying María!

María! María! María! María! María!
Maria! María! María! María!

Say it loud and there's music playing
Say it soft and it's almost like praying
María

I'll never stop saying María!
The most beautiful sound I ever heard
María


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Media
West Side Story (soundtrack/video) • West Side Story: The Making of the Steven Spielberg Film
Characters
María VasquezTonyAnitaBernardo VasquezRiffChinoAnybodysValentina
Locations
New York CityNew YorkManhattanSan Juan HillDoc's Drugstore
Songs
La BorinqueñaJet SongSomething's ComingMaríaTonightAmericaGee, Officer KrupkeOne Hand, One HeartCoolTonight QuintetI Feel PrettySomewhereA Boy Like ThatAnother Day in America
See also
JetsSharks
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