There's A Girl in the Heart of Maryland

DESCRIPTION: "In a quaint, old-fashioned garden in a quaint, old-fashioned town... Where the old Potomac's llowing, that is where I long to be." "There's a girl in the heart of Maryland with a heart that belongs to me." He asks that the parson be ready when he returns
AUTHOR: Words: Ballard MacDonald / Music: Harry Carroll
EARLIEST DATE: 1913 (sheet music)
KEYWORDS: love reunion marriage
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dean, pp. 88-89, "There's a Girl in the Heart of Maryland" (1 text)
Roud #9571
NOTES: According to Sigmund Spaeth, A History of Popular Music in America, MacDonald and Carroll had two big hits in 1913: This and "On the Trail of the Lonesome Pine" (the latter apparently being the first-published, since it is mentioned on the sheet music of this piece). Both produced quite a few other pop hits, though very few of them made the jump into oral tradition. - RBW
File: Dean088

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