Jimmy Dorsey, Tony Pastor, Wayne King, Montovani,
Like falling rain to a flow'r, or like a shore to the sea;
Like minutes are to an hour, Darling, so you are to me.
This I can never disguise, Here in my heart or my eyes.
Maria Elena, you're the answer to a pray'r,
Maria Elena, can't you see how much I care?
To me your voice is like the echo of a sigh,
And when you're near, my heart can't speak above a sigh.
Maria Elena, say that we will never part,
Maria Elena, take me to your heart;
A love like mine is great enough for two,
To share this love is really all I ask of you, my love.