Bride of the noble Chesapeake Maryland sweet Maryland. What means the blush upon thy cheek? Maryland, sweet Maryland. Alas! with base, ignoble power The Tyrant smites Columbia's flower, And o'er thee clouds and darkness lower, Maryland, sweet Maryland.
Thy harp is on the willow hung Maryland, sad Maryland. And Falsehood seeks to chain thy tongue Maryland, sad Maryland. But Truth will yet thy wrongs reveal, And human hearts that truth will seal 'Mid clang of arms and clash of steel, Maryland, sad Maryland.
Thou wilt not own the Oppressor's might Maryland, bold Maryland. Thou'lt spurn his hold and dare his right Maryland, bold Maryland. What though awhile in base control His triumph-car upon thee roll, He cannot manacle thy Soul Maryland, bold Maryland.
The blood of all thy martyred slain Maryland, brave Maryland. Shall surely not cry out in vain Maryland, brave Maryland. Hark! from the dungeon's loathesome [sic] wall, Thy noble sons in bondage call, Say, shall their smothered cry be all, Maryland, brave Maryland?
No, no! thou'lt be no cowering slave, Maryland, proud Maryland, While beat for thee warm hearts and brave Maryland, brave Maryland. Thou wilt not vandal trust afford While thousands wait thy beckoning word, And Janifer can weild [sic] a sword, - Maryland, proud Maryland.
Oh! lift again thy queenly brow, Maryland, bright Maryland, Though withered garlands crown thee now Maryland, bright Maryland That forehead fair, tho' dimmed and scarred, Will yet shine bright and glory-starred, To meet the conquering Beauregard, Maryland, bright Maryland.
We will not say "Farewell'', to thee Maryland, dear Maryland, A faithful Mother thou wilt be, Maryland, dear Maryland. We only ask that hand-in-hand, With Old Virginia thou wilt stand, And spurn the Invader's hireling band Maryland, dear Maryland.
Blessings upon thy noble head Maryland, my Maryland, Thine alter [sic] fires are not yet dead, Maryland, my Maryland. There is a God who rules the free Who bursts the chain of tyranny, Whose arm will yet deliver thee Maryland, my Maryland. *"A"*
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