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