Wichita Lineman

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Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman - Original Recording (1968)
Andrew Eldritch and Chris Catalyst - Wichita Lineman live @AB, 04/09/17
Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman (single)

Wichita Lineman was written in 1968 by Jimmy Webb and first recorded by Glen Campbell and The Wrecking Crew ...

The song soon became very popular for its light simplicity and its clearness and has been covered by a variety of artists

and bands like Johnny Cash, R.E.M., Stone Temple Pilots, Guns 'n Roses and many, many more.

On 4th September 2017, the first date in Brussels in 2017, Andrew Eldritch and Chris Catalyst performed a cover of Wichita Lineman

as the third and final encore of The Sisters of Mercy's concert at Ancienne Belgique, a brilliant finish of a brilliant show.

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]



Music and Lyrics: Jimmy Webb
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