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The Best Songs Of All Nations For Young People With Sheet Music & Lyrics.

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94 Songs That Every Child Should Know
Maryland! My Maryland!
The words were born of the patriotic moment as all such performances are. The author found them in his mind in the night after stirring mili­tary news from Maryland had reached him, and they formed themselves to a tune that was wild and fantastic, and which later eluded the author; but the words were pinned to paper and never to be forgotten. The words given here are as they were originally written, and are given under the author's sign and seal. The words of the Fir-Tree belong to the tune as sung by the Germans as a folk tune.
Hark to an exiled son's appeal,
Maryland! My mother-State, to thee I kneel,
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