Maryland’s State Song Remains the Same, for Now

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marylandmyMaryland’s state song will still feature a mention of “Northern Scum.”

According to the AP, a bill that sought to change the state song to eliminate Confederate references isn’t moving forward during the current General Assembly session. The revisions to “Maryland My Maryland” would eliminate the Civil War-era content of the song, which was written in 1861, including the line that calls Abraham Lincoln a despot.

Baltimore-based Del. Pete Hammen told the AP that the bill is not moving forward because fellow delegates need more time to think about the bill.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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