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"Written at Poihte Coupee, La., April 26, 1861. First published in the
New Orleans Delta.
By James R. Randall. [The music of this song can be obtained of the Oliver Ditson Co., Boston, Mass.]
The despot's heel is on thy shore,
Maryland ! His torch is at thy temple door,
Maryland ! Avenge the patriotic gore That flecked the streets of Baltimore, And be the battle queen of 3Tore,
Maryland ! My Maryland!
Hark to an exiled son's appeal,
Maryland ! My Mother-State, to thee 1 kneel,
Maryland ! For life or 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 ! Thy beaming sword shall never rust,