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Up on

Posted by RRC on October 14, 2006

In Reply to: Up on posted by Victoria S Dennis on October 14, 2006

: : : could you pls kindly tell me what is the meaning of "up on"? thanks a lot!

: : Do you mean like this?

: :
: : ARTIST: The Band
: : TITLE: Up on Cripple Creek
: : Lyrics and Chords

: : When I get off of this mountain
: : You know where I want to go
: : Straight down the Mississippi river
: : To the Gulf of Mexico

: : To Lake Charles, Louisiana
: : Little Bessie, girl that I once knew
: : And she told me just to come on by
: : If there's anything she could do

: : {Refrain}
: : Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
: : If I spring a leak she mends me
: : I don't have to speak she defends me
: : A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

: In British English there's a phrase "well up on", meaning "knowledgeable in" (e.g. "I'm not well up on 1970s pop music").

Actually that would be widely understood in American English too if you leave out the well.