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'Maryland, My Maryland” Won't Be Played at Preakness
'Maryland, My Maryland” Won't Be Played at Preakness

The Stronach Group, which operates Pimlico, has confirmed that the song "Maryland, My Maryland" will no longer be played before the running of the GI Preakness S. The story was first reported by the The song, which has been played at Pimlico since 1909, has stirred up controversy because its lyrics are meant to encourage Maryland to join the Confederacy. The sixth verse includes the following lines; "Dear Mother! burst the tyrant's chain, Maryland! Virginia should not call in vain, Maryland! She meets her sisters on the plain-'Sic semper!'...

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