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Copperline Tab

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Copperline                     (James Taylor)

Chords for this song: ** Note: these diagrams indicate, fingering on the 
first line, followed by fret position in the second line.

D   XX0231  Gadd9 21003X Em   012000 A    X01230
    ||0232        32003|      022000      |02220
Bm  X10230  A7ss4 X01030 D/F# 10023X D6/G 3X0102
    |20230        |02030      20023|      3|0202            

/CHORDS indicate striking the bass line notes only                                    
(CHORDS) indicate a continuation from previous line

                                    D     Bm
e|---2-|------------2-|-----------|---2-2---0-0-0---This is the intro lead--
B|-----|-----3--------|-------3---|---3-3---3-3-3---and is followed by:-----
G|-2---|----------2---|-----0-----|---------2-2-2---------------------------
D|-----|---0----------|---0-------|-0---------------------------------------
A|-----|--------------|---------0-|-------2---------------------------------
E|-----|-3-----3------|-3---------|-----------------------------------------

   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--
G|-2---2-2---2-2-|---2-2---2-2-2-|-2---2-2---2-2----------------------------
D|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0----------------------------------------
A|---------2-----|-------2-------|---------2--------------------------------
E|---------------|---------------|------------------------------------------

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#
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    **This is a little step-down
        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

>>>BRIDGE
D6/G
Day breaks and the boy wakes up
(D6/G)
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.

>>CODA
(G)                    /E   /F# /G   /A  D Bm D Bm 
.... Yeah .... Take me down on Copperline
 D Bm  G      A7ss4     D Bm D Bm
.. Oh down on Copperline
 D Bm      G       A7ss4   D Bm.....
.. Take me down on Copperline.....
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dtony_bigs wrote on September 12 2006, 04:04 am

Great Job. It's Capo 2nd for those who were gonna flame this tab.

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blakwyte wrote on September 16 2006, 03:27 pm

amazing tab ... sounds perfect with capo on 2 :)

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jjbennett wrote on March 23 2008, 12:55 pm

In the chorus bit theres a D/F#

Are you sure thats not an F#m, when taylor plays it im sure it goes to minor at that point? Anyone agree?

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