“The Cobalt Song”


"For we'll sing a little song of Cobalt, If you don't live there it's your fault, Oh you Cobalt where the wintry breezes blow...." The singer describes various bad mining towns, concluding "It's hob-nail boots and a flannel shirt in Cobalt town for mine."

Historical references

  • 1903 - Discovery of silver in Cobalt, Ontario


  1. Fowke/Mills/Blume, pp. 195-197, "The Cobalt Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, FMB195


Author: L. F. Steenman
Earliest date: 1910
Keywords: mining home nonballad
Found in: Canada