Hole in My Shoe: TRAFFIC

Australian singles chart:
Hole in My Shoe entered the Kent charts on 30 September 1967 and peaked at #10. The song was #74 on the Top 100 of 1967.

Dave Mason

Jimmy Miller

Record label of Australian release:

This psychedelic song was written by Traffic’s guitarist Dave Mason, who played sitar on the track. Depending on your state of mind, you might find some weighty meaning in the song, but Mason says he was just writing down random thoughts in the style of a nursery rhyme. He also insists that he hadn’t tried LSD when he wrote it.
The monologue in the middle of the song was by Francine Heimann, the stepdaughter of former record producer and the founder of Island Records, Chris Blackwell.
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Jim Capaldi – drums, backing vocals
Dave Mason – lead vocals, guitar, Mellotron, sitar
Steve Winwood – Hammond organ, bass guitar, piano, backing vocals
Chris Wood – flute, backing vocals


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