Thursday, March 26, 2009

Maryland history

NRO's Corner reminds us that 375 years ago this week, the first colonists landed in Maryland. And it provides a link to calls to change the last verse of the state song. What, they don't like "Huzza. She spurns the Northern scum?"
Our College Republican group produced a newsletter, and when we were almost finished there was a small spot left. Just big enough for three verses of Maryland, My Maryland. We picked the first two and the last.

I hear the distant thunder-hum
Maryland my Maryland
The Old Line's bugle, fife and drum
Maryland my Maryland
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

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