Revising a revised version of Maryland’s state song

Posted on March 27, 2016 by


If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s an interesting article on History New Network, today, regarding the latest changes to Maryland’s state song.

I’ve followed the news about the efforts, and frankly, I’m 1) surprised on the “memory” (in the legislative body) of versions going back only to 1939 (and, seemingly skipping all the years from 1861 to 1939), and 2) I’m left curious about the backstory in all those gaps in time. Regretfully, McWhirter’s article doesn’t address all of that history, though he does make reference to the version in 1894, which he calls “milquetoast but inoffensive”.

Not that I find it a fitting replacement for the pro-Confederate version, but I was disappointed that McWhirter didn’t mention the following snarky, wartime, Unionist comeback. Enjoy…