With the Preakness set to run Saturday, it’s the right time for tuning up a new state song. Herewith are some humble suggestions. There are two ways to go, get an off-the-shelf song and make it the official Maryland melody. The state has done something like this, adapting a successionist screed to “Oh, Tannenbaum,” the German Christmas carol more commonly known as “Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree.” We all know how that worked out.
Gov. Hogan, time to get busy picking a new Maryland state song
May 12, 2021