Some consider the last stanza of the lyrics, which contain the words “Huzza! she spurns the Northern scum! She breathes! she burns! she'll come! she'll come! Maryland! My Maryland!” offensive.
Mark Newgent, writing from "planet Corner," about a move afoot in the Maryland General assembly to alter the lyrics of the official State Song. Newgent explains, that really, no one should take offense at the epithet "Northern scum" since it is directed only at tyrants (presumably the ones who who sent troops to preserve the Union and dismantle the holy institution of slavery) not at Northerners in general.
For the record, we at Patriots Quill do not consider the lyrics offensive, so much as quaint, ludicrous and stupid.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
at 6:33 AM