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MARYLAND, MY MARYLAND

The despot's heel is on thy shore,
   Maryland, my Maryland!
His torch is at thy temple door,
   Maryland, my Maryland!
Avenge the patriotic gore
That flecked the streets of Baltimore,
And be the battle queen of yore
   Maryland, my Maryland!

Hark to an exiled son's appeal,
   Maryland, my Maryland!
My Mother State, to thee I kneel,
   Maryland, my Maryland!
For life and death, for woe and weal,
Thy peerless chivalry reveal,
And gird thy beauteous limbs with steel,
   Maryland, my Maryland!

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 all thy slumberers with the just,
   Maryland, my Maryland!

Come! 'tis the red dawn of the day,
   Maryland, my Maryland!
Come with thy panoplied array,
   Maryland, my Maryland!
With Ringgold's spirit for the fray,
With Watson's blood at Monterey,
With fearless Lowe and dashing May,
   Maryland, my Maryland!

Come! for thy shield is bright and strong,
   Maryland, my Maryland!
Come I for thy dalliance does thee wrong,
   Maryland, my Maryland!
Come to thine own heroic throng,
Stalking with Liberty along,
And chant thy dauntless slogan song,
   Maryland, my Maryland!

Dear Mother, burst the tyrant's chain,
   Maryland, my Maryland!
Virginia should not call in vain,
   Maryland, my Maryland!
She meets her sisters on the plain,
"Sic temper!" 'tis the proud refrain
That baffles minions back amain,
   Maryland, my Maryland!

I see the blush upon thy cheek,
   Maryland, my Maryland!
For thou wast ever bravely meek,
   Maryland, my Maryland!
But lo! there surges forth a shriek
From hill to hill, from creek to creek,
Potomac calls to Chesapeake,
   Maryland, my Maryland!


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