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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland House lawmakers have stalled a bill to revise the state song to remove Civil War-era references to "Northern scum" and other phrases some consider offensive.

A leading lawmaker said Thursday that House delegates voiced different opinions on what to do about "Maryland, My Maryland," the song written in 1861 and adopted in 1939.

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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 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.