Maryland Southern Volunteer's Song
Maryland Southern Volunteer’s Song
We’re the boys so gay and happy,
Whereso’er we chance to be—
If at home or on camp duty,
’Tis the same—we’re always free.
We’ve left our homes and those we cherish,
In our good Old Maryland,
Rather than wear chains we’ll perish
Side by side and hand in hand.
Old Virginia needs assistance,
Northern hosts invade her soil;
We’ll present a firm resistance,
Courting danger. fire, and toil.
Then let drums and muskets rattle,
Fearless as our sires of yore,
We’ll not leave the field of battle
’Till we’ve ransomed Baltimore,