The “hob” refers to hobnailed boots. In the soles of the boots were nails, which provided traction (source).


(Folk song)

Hob shoe hob, Hob shoe hob,
Here a nail and there a nail and that’s well shod.

Version 2

See also


  • Song with chords (2 versions) (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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