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There’s A Girl in the Heart of Maryland

(With A Heart That Belongs To Me)

Words by Ballard Macdonald

Music by Harry Carroll

New York: Shapiro, Bernstein, & Co. (1913)

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[Verse 1]
In a quiet old fashioned garden,
In a quaint old fashioned town,
‘Mid roses pink and white and red
There blooms the rose I mean to wed;
Where the old Potomac’s flowing,
That is where I long to be,
And tomorrow I am going,
To the girl who waits for me.

There’s a girl in the heart of Maryland,
With a heart that belongs to me,
As I told her of my love, the oriole above,
Sang from the old apple tree;
Then Maryland was Fairyland,
For she promised my bride she’d be,
There’s a girl in the heart of Maryland,
With a heart that belongs to me.

[Verse 2]
Set the village church bells ringing,
Tell the organist to learn
That melody by Mendelsohn,
They play when they make two folks one;
‘Cause tomorrow we’ll be married,
Oh! there’s one thing I forgot,
Have the parson ready waiting,
At the church to tie the knot.



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