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James Taylor - Copperline (Tab)
Submitter: jdomary (11) on 3/20/03 1 comment
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James Taylor


Capo II (All chords are relative to capo)

Define: Gadd9


   D         Bm    D       Bm      D         Bm
e|-0h2-2-2---0-0-|---2-2---0-0-0-|-0h2-2-2---0-0-----This lead part begins
B|-3---3-3---3-3-|---3-3---3-3-3-|-3---3-3---3-3-----the verses each time--

D        Bm        D       Bm D         Bm      Gadd9     A7ss4
Even the old folks never knew  why they call it like they do
D     Bm                  D      Bm       Em  D/F#      G
I was wond'ring since the age of two  down on Copperline
D      Bm     D          Bm D      D/F#            G       A7ss4
Copper head   copper beech  copper kettles sitting side by each
D      Bm           D       Bm        Em   D/F#     G A 
Copper coil, cup o' Georgia peach, down on Copperline
Bm*                 D/F#      G
Half a mile down to Morgan Creek,
Em       D/F#         G          A
Leaning heavy on the end of the week
Bm*             D/F#      G
Hercules and a hog-nosed snake    (/ indicates single bass note)
Em          D/F#      G           /E/F#  /G   /A  D Bm
Down on the Copperline, we were down on Copperline.

Warm summer night on the Copperline, slip away past suppertime
Wood smoke and moonshine, down on Copperline
One time I saw my daddy dance, watched him moving like a man in a trance
He brought it back from the war in France, down unto the Copperline
Branch water and tomato wine
Creosote and turpentine
Sour Mash and New Moonshine
Down on Copperline
Down on Copperline

First kiss I ever took, like a page from a romance book
The sky opened and the earth shook, down on Copperline
Down on Copperline
(Instrumental break) 
Took a fall from a windy height
I only knew how to hold on tight
And pray for love enough to last all night
Down on Copperline


Day breaks and the boy wakes up
And the dog barks and the bird sings
(D6/G)                                   A7ss4
And the sap rises and the angels sigh....Yeah

I tried to go back as if I could, all-spec house and plywood
Tore up and tore up good, down on Copperline
It doesn't come as a surprise to me, it doesn't touch my memory
Man I'm lifting up and rising free, down on Copperline
Half a mile down to Morgan Creek, 
Leaning heavy on the end of the week
Hercules and a hog-nosed snake
Down on the Copperline, 
Take me down on Copperline.

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Everything looks accurate. Please clean up the formatting so it
reads easily & I'll rate it a point higher than I usually would.
-eric_steinmetz | 3/27/2003
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