Glen Campbell: Wichita Lineman | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Wichita Lineman» von Glen Campbell.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1968 10 (Single), 1968 11 04 (Album)
Label: Capitol 2302, Capitol ST 00103
Songwriter Jimmy Webb
Produktion: Al De Lory
Genre: Country - Countrypop - Countrypolitan

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Ein Song über die Einsamkeit eines Linemans (Arbeiter, der die Telegraphen-, Telefon- oder Stromleitungen in Stand hält), der sich nach seiner Freundin sehnt. Violinen und Keyboards mimen die Klänge, die der Lineman hört: Morse-Kode, das Pfeifen des Windes an den Kabeln.
Links
– Rick Beato: Why THIS Is The Greatest Country Song – eine musikalische Analyse des Songs
– Beitrag über Cover-Versionen von Stereogum aus der Reihe Gotcha Covered (24. August 2017)

Personen und Querverweise


Glen Campbell
Jimmy Webb
Al De Lory

Lyrics

I am a lineman for the county And I drive the main road Searchin' in the sun for another overload I hear you singin' in the wire, I can hear you through the whine And the Wichita lineman is still on the line I know I need a small vacation But it don't look like rain And if it snows that stretch down south won't ever stand the strain And I need you more than want you, And I want you for all time And the Wichita lineman is still on the line And I need you more than want you, And I want you for all time And the Wichita lineman is still on the line