Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Marseillaise of the South Plays On, For Now


As the 2018 legislative session was winding down in Annapolis, the Senate passed a bill retiring the Old Line State’s Confederate call to arms, but that bill was to die in committee in the House of Delegates. So, once again, though “Carry Me Back to Old Virginny” has been archived, “My Old Kentucky Home,” “updated,” “Maryland! My Maryland!”—some would say miraculously—has been preserved verbatim despite the decades-long war that has been waged against it.


  1. It's a Festivus Miracle.

    Actually, nobody in Maryland seems ever to have heard the song, so the Legislature focused on other stuff. Stinks being here.