Wichita Lineman - chords, tab and comments


This song should not be the among the first ones, if You're a rookie. Jimmy Webb is a grand piano man, and he rolls out a new harmony almost with each note - some of them quite strange. I've managed to cut it down to 13 chords, and don't You try to go further.
The song was first recorded by Glen Campbell in 1968, and was a crossover hit. Like most Webb songs, it's neither country nor pop nor jazz nor anything ... it's "Webb". His own recording is a remarkable experience. It's not widely covered, nor is it a preferred performance among buskers and pub artists. Obviously not.
Gm ... Fmaj7 ... Gm ... Fmaj7
                         Gm   Fmaj7                  Fsus2
I am a lineman for the county	and I drive the main road
Dm7               Am7      G        Dsus4   D
searchin' in the sun for another overload
                           Fmaj7  C                     G5   Gm7/A#
I hear you singing in the wires  I can hear you in the whine
                 D      A7sus4           B    C9   B   C9
and the Wichita Lineman is still on the line
G minor
Gm
G major
G
G fifth
G5
G minor seventh add A sharp
Gm7/A#
F major seventh
Fmaj7
F suspend second
Fsus2
D minor seventh
Dm7
D suspend four
Dsus4
D major
D
A minor seventh
Am7
A seventh suspend four
A7sus4
B flat major
Bb
C ninth
C9
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