James McIntyre

Patriotic Ode

James McIntyre, minstrel performer, vaudeville and theatrical actor, and a partner in the famous blackface tramp comedy duo act McIntyre and Heath.

Written during the last excitement on the Canadian frontier.

Rejoice, rejoice, we all do stand,
United in one mighty band ;
No traitors in our land we find,
All one in heart all one in mind,
Resolute in their opinion-
None shall conquer our Dominion !
For every man with dauntless mien
Will rally round our flag and queen.

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