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Old 05-22-2019, 05:40 AM
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The only stanza of "Maryland, My Maryland" (to the tune of "O Tannenbaum") that is officially part of the state's official song is

Thou wilt not cower in the dust
Maryland, my Maryland
Thy beaming sword shall never rust
Maryland, my Maryland
Remember Carroll's sacred trust
Remember Howard's warlike thrust
And though thy slumberers with the just
Maryland, my Maryland!


Unfortunately, that leaves out the rest of the lyrics calling for the slave state to secede from the Union, such as

Avenge the patriotic gore
That flecked the streets of Baltimore


and

She is not dead, nor deaf, nor dumb—
Huzza! she spurns the Northern scum!
She breathes! she burns! she'll come! she'll come!
Maryland! My Maryland!

Last edited by ElvisL1ves; 05-22-2019 at 05:40 AM.