They Call The Wind Maria

Back in 1951, Paint Your Wagon, the popular musical, began entertaining the nation. Several songs came from this Lerner and Lowe show, the most popular was They Call The Wind Mariah. This guitar lesson presents this song in a simplified version so that the student will be able to pick it up in just a few minutes.We demonstrate They Call The Wind Mariah in the key of “C”. The chords you will need are: C, Am, F, G7, and Em. These few chords provide maximum freedom to sing the song while playing it on the guitar. The strumming is easy to do, just straight up and down with very little change except for accents. And, you can play the simple chords finger style, with a pick, or in first position folk style if you choose.

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