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Thread #34307   Message #2196182
Posted By: John on the Sunset Coast
17-Nov-07 - 04:14 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Don't Fence Me In (Cole Porter)
Subject: RE: Don't fence me in
It's 'hobbles' as in hobbling a horse to keep it from wandering...or putting leg irons on a prisoner. At least that's the way I heerd it way out yonder.