TUNE Slim - The Nuremberg Defense
This is my take on an old Celtic air, (made famous in The Homes Of Donegal, and Tramps and Hawkers). No-one appears to know exactly who wrote the melody - it's just one of those timeless ones - but the new arrangement and lyrics are from Slim. It's all about the abrogation of personal responsibility for our actions and deep stuff like that. It's not about the Holocaust particularly, but it's a battlefield yarn, so take from it what you will - I think they're the best lyrics I've ever done. It features as always Andy Adams on the drums, Sam Kimmins on the harmonica, Dan Clark on lead guitars and keys, Orlaith McAuliffe on whistle and flute, and Colman Connolly on uilleann pipes and flute. This song comes with big thanks to Donal McAuliffe for turning us on to the Irish tunes.