Bluenoser (feat. Rachael Henderson)

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Rachael Henderson sings this moving tribute to the spirit of Nova Scotia, and the Bluenosers, with Cathy Porter on piano and flute, and John Spearns on cello.


Oh my home it spills the light of voices
Ringing out with song
Filled with riches shining bright
Love that's woven strong
I cannot leave for fame nor fortune
Will not settle someplace new
You say I'm a Nova Scotian and my nose is blue
You've come to teach us how to live
Though we've been here so many years
For every city you bring closer
A Nova Scotian disappears
You'll find us in the little houses
Old and worn by fog and sea
Lonely farms, children leaving
Forests but a memory
I will stay a Nova Scotian
Though in time I may be lost
Maybe a poet will write our story
The price of change not worth the cost
Though my home it now is quiet
It will not be for long
One day you'll come to hear the whispers
Of the Nova Scotia Song
And tell your child there used to be
A better way to live
Show the pictures of our story
A precious gift
I will stay a Nova Scotian
And even though my nose is blue
I am a proud Bluenoser
Loyal through and through
I will stay a Nova Scotian
I will always be a Nova Scotian
I am a Nova Scotian
My heart forever true
Oh my home it spills the light of voices
Ringing out with song
Filled with riches shining bright
And love that's woven strong


from collection in a cup, released June 30, 2016
Rachael Henderson ~ vocals
Cathy Porter ~ piano, keyboard and flute
John Spearns ~ cello



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5th-business Halifax, Nova Scotia

A versatile and engaging performer on washboard, accordion, piano, and her signature array of hand percussion, Cathy Porter is a staple on Canada's East Coast music scene. Her Cabasa Tutorial continues to be one of the most-watched Cabasa instructional videos on Youtube. In 2013, Cathy was presented the Musician’s Achievement Award, the first woman in ECMA history to receive the honour. ... more

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