Title: Marija L-Maltija
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Marija l-Maltija" ("Maria the Maltese Lass", "Mary the Maltese Girl" or "The Maltese Maria") was the Maltese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1971, performed in Maltese by Joe Grech. The song is an up-tempo number, with Grech describing his feelings as he waits at the main bus terminal in Valletta for his lover to arrive
0 Marija l-Maltija Joe Grech. 1972 . Song Information. Lyrics: Charles Mifsud. Conductor: Anthony Chircop. Translation Can’t wait for the alarm clock to go round I’m waiting for the time to pass Full of hope, I’ll be waiting for you Next to the fountain at Putirjal. So that my mind will be at ease You’ll fill my heart with joy Fortune made you come my way Sweet destiny.
My Choice - Joe Grech: Sahha Malta (Goodbye Malta). Maltese Singers 55 - Joe Grech: Marija l-Maltija. Il-Kaċċatur - Joe Grech. In these four recordings Joe Grech was always accompanied by the orchestra of Mro. Spiro Zammit. Again in 1967, Rediffusion Malta, published the first 33 RPM long playing album of Maltese compositions, entitled "Malta Song Festival 1967". Joe Grech, together with Mary Rose Darmanin, won this festival with the song "Serenata". Roger Moore was the guest of honour in this 8th.
Joe Grech, a Maltese singer, was born in Cospicua, Malta on 9 February 1934. He married Josephine née' Buttigieg on 24 September 1961. They have a daughter Marcelle, also a versatile singer. At a very early stage in his life, Joe started to play the trumpet with the Zejtun Band Club. His real love was however singing.
Marija l-Maltija" ("Maria the Maltese Lass", "Mary the Maltese Girl" or "The Maltese Maria") was the Maltese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1971, performed in Maltese by Joe Grech.
The song "Marija l-Maltija" was translated into Swedish and was included in the repertoire of the Swedish singer Lasse Berghagen. In the 1970s, Joe successfully toured the London, Scottish and Irish circuits. He also had many successful tours in Canada, America, Italy and Australia. It was during one of these tours that Joe Grech, under the management of Joe Stafrace, recorded a Long Playing Album "Sahha Malta With Joe Grech". The orchestra on this LP was composed mostly of members of the Sydney Opera House orchestra, under the direction of Joe Paparone . Tracks of the Long Playing Album "Sahha Malta with Joe Grech": Side 1. Welcome To Malta.
NotesMarija L-Maltija was the entry of Malta for the Eurovision Songcontest 1971.
|ES 152||Joe Grech||Marija L-Maltija / In-Nassab (7", Single)||Electro||ES 152||UK||1971|