Music for 1/22/21

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 PA License - AB067198

As we move down the eastern seaboard we arrive in Maryland to the strains of Oh Tannenbaum used for the state song Maryland, My Maryland.The lyrics come from a nine stanza poem written by James Ryder Randall in 1861. It was adopted as the state song on April 29, 1939.

The song's words refer to Maryland's history and geography and specifically mentions several historical figures of importance to the state. The song calls for Maryland to fight the Union and was used across the South during the Civil War as a battle hymn. It has been called America's "most martial poem". Due to its origin in support of the Confederacy, it includes lyrics that refer to President Abraham Lincoln as a "tyrant", "despot", and "Vandal", and to the Union as "Northern scum", as well as referring to the phrase "sic semper", which was the slogan later shouted by Marylander John Wilkes Booth while assassinating Lincoln. For these reasons occasional attempts have been made to replace it as Maryland's state song,but to date all such attempts have met with failure.

Next up is Southern Maryland Thang by Donovan Farrell.

Vonda Shepard is our next artist up with Maryland.

But Maryland has much more music and this video of the Maryland Music Awards from 2014 is long over and hour and a half but has some good music, and I think James Dray will enjoy the start of this video. We also have our bagpipes back.


Have a great day.


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Comments (14)

Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There are quite a few Rainers that I interact with daily that live in Maryland!

Jan 22, 2021 04:23 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I liked the history you gave about the Maryland State song. Very interesting about Abe Lincoln's connection...

Jan 22, 2021 04:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Nick... appreciate the history you provided behind Maryland's State Song. Beyond that, I'll be the first to admit that none of these artists ring a bell with me. Then again, never professed any great musical knowledge.

Jan 22, 2021 04:38 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Nick. Must admit the drawer was empty this morning but now has some new additions. Enjoy your day.

Jan 22, 2021 04:58 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 thank you for continuing our musical tour of the country

Jan 22, 2021 07:01 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Brian England I always think of Maryland as being in the North, but really understood with the music how they truly are southern.

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I learnt a lot about them today.

Nina Hollander I found the style interesting, much more country than I expected.

Wayne Martin glad to be filling up those empty drawers.

Jan 22, 2021 07:04 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Rocky Dickerson thanks for stopping by today.

Jan 22, 2021 07:07 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Nick, for sharing your selection of videos.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jan 22, 2021 07:14 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am always learning.  I am continuing to enjoy your state by state musical tour.  Happy Friday.  A

Jan 22, 2021 07:29 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I really enjoyed your Vonda Shepard selection today Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 

Jan 22, 2021 10:18 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nick- interesting history included!   I have missed Vonda Shepherd from her days singing Ally McBeal songs. 

Jan 22, 2021 11:29 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Nick, You even got my body going in my office chair today and my foot going big time.


Jan 22, 2021 12:00 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Roy Kelley thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel almost coming to an end. Where to next?

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS glad you enjoyed Vonda today.

Kathy Streib I did not know she had sung those.

Will Hamm wow lots of movement, don't throw anything out.

Jan 22, 2021 04:41 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Nick.

Having played drums in my youth, I really enjoyed the last one.  It brought back memories

Jan 23, 2021 01:05 AM

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