Union Version of Maryland, My Maryland

Union Version of Maryland, My Maryland, BY

The traitors feet are on the shore
Of Maryland, my Maryland;
They walk the streets of Baltimore,
Maryland, my Maryland. CHORUS—
They rose en masse not long ago,
The Union for to overthrow,
But this they found they could not do
In Maryland, my Maryland.

April the 19th, ’61,
In Maryland, my Maryland,
Those traitorous acts were first begun
In Maryland, my Maryland;
But lo! behold, it was not long,
The Union men said this is wrong,
We’ll give a new key to the song
Of Maryland, of Maryland.

The Union flat ’twas torn down,
In Maryland, my Maryland;
By traitors’ hands all over town,
In Maryland, my Maryland;
And Geo. P. Kane to Johnson said,
Come on, my boys, and give us aid,
For this old State it must secede,
Maryland, my Maryland.

The Legislature then did meet,
In Maryland, my Maryland;
Soon as the members took their seat,
In Maryland, my Maryland;
An order came from Washington,
To Frederick, boys, arrest each one
And send them all to Fort Warren,
From Maryland, my Maryland.

Jeff tried to break the loyal chain,
In Maryland, my Maryland;
But found his labor all in vain,
In Maryland, my Maryland;
The Potomac and Chesapeake
He cannot cross, he’s tried for weeks,
Virginia holds him and his cliques
From Maryland, my Maryland.

X-Governor Hicks, God bless his race,
In Maryland, my Maryland;
And Bradford, too, who took his place
In Maryland, my Maryland;
The Ship of State he’ll guide aright,
Her loyal sons area pluck in fight,
They watch the traitors day and night,
In Maryland, my Maryland.

Secession, O that cursed thing,
In Maryland, my Maryland,
The first essay was in the spring
In Maryland, my Maryland,
Secession first took place from Heaven,
And traitors from that place were driven,
So will it be when time is given
From Maryland, my Maryland.

The Stars and Stripes I hope will wave,
In Maryland, my Maryland,
When every traitor’s in his grave,
In Maryland, my Maryland;
She is not dead, nor deaf, nor dumb,
Therefore she spurns the secesh scum,
And says to Jeff, you cannot come to
Maryland, my Maryland.

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