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Thread #54241   Message #3384585
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
01-Aug-12 - 09:35 AM
Thread Name: James Taylor's 'Copperline' - what's it about?
Subject: RE: James Taylor's 'Copperline' - what's it about?
The song keeps using 'on Copperline'. That means Copperline isn't a town, it's a road.

People, and especially media people, ignore how much German culture there was in America. Copperline was probably a family name that ended in 'lein'. 'Lein' is a common German ending which means 'small,' and it's prounounced just like 'line.'
Spaw, thank you for the public service announcement. The NYCFTS sounds like a good place for a writer who would use a word that many times and then not remember where he got it from.