Parody of “Maria (West Side Story)”, words by Stephen Sondheim , music by Leonard Bernstein

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Parody lyrics ©2/9/2018 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.

Don’t try this at home! Actually, my original idea was to program some routines that would respond to some of the lines after the name, but Alexa refuses to cooperate in initial rehearsals, apparently getting desensitized to the name. Besides, I’m worried Amazon will release a software upgrade just before the first time I do it in front of other people.
Revised October 17, 2018: I changed the first verse so that the subject is revealed a few seconds later and more loudly.

The most powerful sound I’ve ever heard.
Hundreds of thousands of things you can do with a single word.

Alexa! I bought a device with Alexa.
And suddenly that name
Will never be the same to me.

Alexa!  I own a device with Alexa.
And suddenly I’ve found
How powerful a sound can be!

Say it once, and the lights turn heather.
Say it twice, and get news, sports and weather.
Alexa: The best gadget ever: Alexa.

Alexa, Alexa,
Alexa, Alexa, Alexa, Alexa, Alexa, Alexa, Alexa

Say it once, there’s free music playing.
Say it twice, and you may end up paying.
Alexa:  Be careful when saying Alexa.

The most dangerous sound I ever heard: