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Boomer Love Songs: Wichita Lineman

So long Glenn. See you a little further down the road. We’ll know where to look for you on the main road.

“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”

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  • pbird August 8, 2017, 7:01 PM

    Meh. Too square. lol
    But RIP, sorry it went like it did.

  • Casey Klahn August 8, 2017, 8:51 PM

    He’ll have his feet up in the A list lounge of R&R Heaven. And Country. And Pop.

    I think when the poll is taken of surviving musicians, his name is spoken in reverent chords. Even I could see his talent.

  • Nori August 8, 2017, 9:09 PM

    Thanks,Glen. For playing that guitar with such love. We heard you then and will forever.

  • JoeDaddy August 9, 2017, 3:09 AM

    Absolutely the BEST. Sad at what took him out. So avoidable. Grateful I got to see him perform. This past year Jimmy Webb did a tour honoring his musical relationship with Glen. It was outstanding!

  • Galway Boy August 9, 2017, 11:30 AM

    The worst of it is that he knew it was coming. He wrote one last song while he still had his faculties called I Won’t Miss You. Knowing what it’s about, if that song doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, you are a heartless, soulless bastard.

  • Monty James August 9, 2017, 11:58 AM

    Thanks, Galway Boy, that made me go a-YouTubin’. Found it:

    Glenn Campbell’s last song

  • Chuck August 9, 2017, 3:13 PM

    OMG, it’s 1968, I’m in love with Joanna and we are listening to that song and Clouds by Judy Collins over and over again. Is it 50 years already?

  • Snakepit Kansas August 9, 2017, 6:18 PM

    For anyone that cares, the city of Wichita is not in Wichita County. OK, nobody cares.

  • Nori August 9, 2017, 8:16 PM

    Like Kansas City is actually in Missouri. Curve ball to keep the confusion at the proper level.
    I blame the tornadoes,all that spinning.

  • Snakepit Kansas August 11, 2017, 11:04 AM

    With the exception of two years in Asia, I have lived near Xenia OH (massive devastation in ’72) or Wichita KS all my life. I have seen only one tornado in all that time. Yes, it was about a mile wide and ripped up everything for about 20 miles, and killed over 20 people, but only one.

    There is a Kansas City, KS, but not the same town that hosts the mighty CHIEFS!

  • ghostsniper August 12, 2017, 3:41 AM

    Mediocre guitarist, decent vocalist.
    I have about 8 of his songs.

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