The Nuremberg Defense

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...with Sam Kimmins on the harmonica and sounding sweeter than ever! - The most fun I've ever had in four minutes on record. A skiffle-booze swagger through an old-timer's clumsy drinking jaunts down his local. Featuring Andy Adams on drums, Benn Cordrey on bass, and Dan Clark from The Blind Hearts cutting some top class lead guitar.

lyrics

Their force amassed upon the hill
Awaiting our designs
Ten thousand faces in stark relief
A single enemy line
We took our orders valiantly
Executed their decline

And the stake in our broken and bleeding hearts
Was the Nuremberg Defence

Such ordinance did we dispense
Our grubby hands were tied
The weight of history manifest
As every last rank died
Our guilty palms they begged the charms
Of exoneration’s bride

And the stake in our broken and bleeding hearts
Was the Nuremberg Defence

We marched upon a fallen man
We never asked his name
He appealed to our humanity
While shouldering the blame
Our crimes were immaterial
The judge’s claws were tamed

And the stake in our broken and bleeding hearts
Was the Nuremberg Defence

He looked me right between the eyes
As I drew my dagger down
Too late I felt complicity
In this fading form I’d found
In vain I tried to stem the flow
But it drained into the ground

And the stake in his broken and bleeding heart
Was the Nuremberg Defence

Yeah the stake in our broken and bleeding hearts
Was The Nuremberg Defence

credits

from Gallows Tree Tales, released August 8, 2012
Music: Trad. / arr Slim. Lyrics: Slim

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Slim London, UK

Slim's new LP is a barn-storming folk-rock romp through tales of love, loss, booze and madness. With big productions, there's everything from americana, celtic folk, country balladeering, and even a gospel choir thrown in for good measure there'll be a full tour to come and of course, a fair few 'Gallows Tree Tales' to tell. Visit www.slim-music.com to keep in touch and join the Facebook page!:o) ... more

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