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"We Walk As One" Heather Rankin f. Jimmy Rankin and Cookie Rankin

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Published on Jun 22, 2016

East Coast Music Award Nominee for Fan's Choice Video of the Year.

The second single from Heather Rankin's debut solo album is "We Walk As One." Written by Rankin with David Tyson, it is a tribute to her family and her Cape Breton roots. Fittingly, she is joined on the track by her brother, Jimmy and sister, Cookie.

The footage is of a musical gathering in the family home, the house we grew up in on Back Street, Mabou. The year is around 1973. It is very lonesome watching it, seeing how young and full of life we were, unaware of all the wonderful and challenging times that lay ahead.

In one shot, Jimmy, Cookie, Susan, Nancy and I are singing a Gaelic song. I have no teeth. My father teased that I was going to need a partial.

In another shot, both my parents (Kathleen and Alex J or Buddy) are sitting on the sofa enjoying the music with my brother David and myself sitting between them. Clearly, my father is modelling his Elvis side burns.

There is another shot of my four eldest siblings playing together, John Morris (fiddle) Geraldine (piano), Genevieve (guitar) and David (ukulele).

Raylene and Cookie (smaller of the two) are step dancing.

Later on Raylene is seen looking very pensive, head tilted to the side while listening to the music. She was always the contemplative type, wise beyond her years.

Produced by Playmaker Films, Directed by Scott Simpson (playmakerfilms.com)

Heather Rankin’s debut solo album A Fine Line is AVAILABLE NOW on Cadence Music.

Digital Download: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/a-f...

Physical CD: MapleMusic.com http://bit.ly/1SHmS2P and in stores

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Connect with Heather:
On Twitter: @HeatherRankinMe
On Facebook: /HeatherRankinMusic
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On Periscope: @HeatherRankinMe
Website: http://heatherrankin.ca

Lyrics: (H. Rankin, D. Tyson)

A humble abode at the end of the road

That's what we called home

We built our dreams from nothing it seems

Working dimes to the bone

Through thick and thin around and back again

We held our own

Cause we walked as one

We may be wandering down different roads

I still believe we walk as one

Chaos and laughter raising the rafters

No room to breathe

It was duly noted we weren't voted

Most likely to succeed

But we made our choice to find our voice

In harmony

And we walked as one

We may be wandering down different roads

I still believe we walk as one

It wasn't all good news as the decades flew

There isn't anything I wouldn't do

To be with the ones who passed away too soon

The pumpkin's carved there's frost on the yard

A first winter's kiss

I feel inclined to go back in time

And reminisce

And chiming in is an old violin playing my heartstrings

And I began to sing

We may be wandering down different roads

I still believe, still believe

We may be wandering down different roads

I still believe

I still believe we walk as one

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