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Maryland My Maryland

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(To the tune: "O Tannenbaum" )

We dedicate our song to thee,
Maryland, my Maryland.
The home of light and liberty,
Maryland, my Maryland.
We love thy streams and wooded hills,
Thy mountains with their gushing ril
Thy scenes our hearts with rapture thrills,
Maryland, my Maryland.

In twain the Chesapeake divides,
Maryland, my Maryland.
While oceanward its water glides,
Maryland, my Maryland.
Yet we in thought and purpose one,
Pursue the works so well begun,
And may our State be ne'er outdone,
Maryland, my Maryland.

Proud sons and daughters boast of thee,
Maryland, my Maryland.
Thine is a precious history,
Maryland, my Maryland.
Brave hearts have held thy honor dear.
And met the foeman far and near,
But victory has furnished cheer,
Maryland, my Maryland.

Sail on, sail on thou Ship of State,
Maryland, my Maryland.
May we thy children make thee great,
Maryland, my Maryland.
May gratitude our heart possess,
And boldly we thy claims express,
And bow in loving thankfulness,
Maryland, my Maryland.


John T. White

NOTE: John T. White was born in Middletown, Maryland, June 13, 1856. He was a graduate of Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation tutored there in Latin and Greek. He wrote the above verses January 23, 1894 when he was Principal of Allegany High School in Cumberland, Maryland. At one lime he was President of the Maryland State Teachers Association. He became widely known throughout the state as a poet, his best known being "Gettysburg." The above verses were sung by the assembled audience on the occasion of the Dedication of HOYECREST, the highest elevation in the State of Maryland, located on Backbone Mountain in Garrett County. This occurred Labor Day, 1952.


Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Editor: Felix G. Robinson

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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