- Associated Press - Monday, July 13, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A longtime Annapolis recording technician has said a song he recorded at the Naval Academy would be a good replacement for “Maryland, My Maryland,” a song written by a Confederate sympathizer.

Seventy-one-year-old Charlie Richardson tells The Capital (https://bit.ly/1HXLMXb ) that a song called “My Home, My Maryland” stands out to him as the best representation of the state.

Richardson says the song was composed and performed in 1976 for the Naval Academy Glee Club’s bicentennial concerts.

Last week, Delegate Karen Lewis Young, of Frederick, submitted legislation to have the words of the state song replaced by a poem of the same title. Young says the song celebrates the Confederacy and disparages the Union government, with lyrics such as “Northern scum.” Previous attempts to change the song have all failed.

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Information from: The Capital, https://www.capitalgazette.com/

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