Maryland native... born in Baltimore and raised in Pasadena
Miss Teen Maryland & Miss New York / Miss America pageant contestant
Actress & Singer - Star of Stage, Screen & Television
 
     
      

O Maryland… our Maryland

We praise the wonders of you

Among the states that grace our land

No other stands above you

      

Your loyal people bold and free

Extol your noble history

Our Maryland will always be

A state of greater destiny

       

Though life may call us far away

Within our hearts you’ll surely stay

Until the end our love we send

To Maryland… our Maryland

                

Our Maryland will always be

A state of greater destiny

Until the end our love we send

To Maryland… our Maryland

       
        
 
     
The good people of Maryland have determined that the lyrics of their official state song,
"Maryland, My Maryland" (1861), don't reflect their current-day values of equality and inclusiveness.
Accordingly, legislation has been proposed to replace the offensive words of that song.
I've submitted these replacement lyrics for consideration by Maryland's legislators.
     
(Note: I've retained the traditional melody which was written by Melchior Franck in 1615.)
     
     
 
      
"The song is beautiful and would be an ideal replacement for our state song.
It is especially heartwarming to hear my dear friend sing your song."
The Honorable Nicholaus Kipke, Maryland House of Delegates
      

"This is great!  Thanks for sharing!"

"It's well past time we change the song to something that better represents
the values of today’s Marylanders, and your lyrics set a good example."
The Honorable Julie Palakovich Carr, Maryland House of Delegates
      
"You’ve done a terrific job on the lyrics."
The Honorable Terri L. Hill, M.D., Maryland House of Delegates
     
 
     
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