Mudcat Café message #1425360 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #78907   Message #1425360
Posted By: Dave Swan
02-Mar-05 - 06:46 PM
Thread Name: 'Learned from the singing of...' ?
Subject: RE: 'Learned from the singing of...' ?
We opened for the Coppers in 2000 and I had the chance to say this about the issue of "learned from"

It's pretty common to say that a song was learned from the singing of (fill in the blank), meaning I took this song off his record. When a Copper says I learned this from the singing of someone, that someone was named Copper too, and the song learned at his knee.

I still love that image.