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Saturday 22 June 2013

Slim Pickings

I have had a request to pay tribute to the mighty Slim Whitman, who sadly passed away earlier in the week. It is quite right that we should, so here he is. We've rounded up a few more slim gentlemen to keep him company, some from as far afield as Australia, Jamaica and Kenya.

"I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen" - Slim Whitman

"Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" - Slim Willet

"Lights On The Hill" - Slim Dusty

"Flatfoot Sam" - TV Slim

"My Conversation" - Slim Smith & The Uniques

"Watoto Nyara" - Slim Ali & The Famous Hodi Boys

I had always assumed "I'll take you home again, Kathleen" was an old Irish song. It turns out it was written by one Thomas P. Westendorf of Indiana in 1875. Here is another, more recent, song written by an American that the Irish have adopted as their one. They love it in Letterkenny.