Glen Campbell performs “Wichita Lineman”

The song reached the number 1 in US Hot Country Songs (Billboard), Canada Top Singles, and also placed in the top 15 in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and United Kingdom.

YouTube - Glen Campbell Channel
YouTube - Glen Campbell Channel
Wichita Lineman (EP`)
Wichita Lineman (EP`)

The unforgettable “Wichita Lineman” by Jimmy Webb in the great voice of Glen Campbell in 1968 accompanied by the famous Wrecking Crew. It was his third big success after “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”, also composed by Webb, and “I Wanna Live”. An original that counted a posteriori with many versions.

Glen’s song is included in his “Wichita Lineman” album, which went up to number 3 on the hit charts. Where he stayed in the top 100 for more than 15 weeks.

The song reached the number 1 in US Hot Country Songs (Billboard), Canada Top Singles, and also placed in the top 15 in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and United Kingdom.

It is ranked 195th by Rolling Stone magazine, in its list of the 500 best songs of all time.

With more than 400 digital downloads in the US, they make it one of the best songs of the genre.



Wichita Lineman (Single)
Wichita Lineman (Single)

Some versions :
Glen Campbell October 1968
Johnny Duncan 1968
Eddy Arnold January 1969
Reg Presley May 1969
Elton Britt 1970
The King’s Singers 1989
R.E.M. 1996
Wade Hayes 1997
Dwight Yoakam 1997
And more more…….





Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman 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

[Instrumental Interlude]

And I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time
And the Wichita Lineman is still on the line

[Instrumental to end]