The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
846-Glen Campbell-Wichita Lineman.
1968-Number 7 single.
Best Bit-At 1.49 if you can make what is probably quite a mundane job seem mysterious and romantic you must be doing something right.
The writer of the song is Jimmy Webb who is Pop Music royalty having written other classic songs as well in the mid to late 1960s.His inspiration for the lyric came while driving through Washita County in Oklahoma.At that time many telephone companies were county owned utilities and their linemen were county employees.Webb drove past endless telephone poles,then in the distance he saw a solitary lineman atop a pole.He described it as ‘the picture of loneliness’ as the lineman spoke into the phone Webb considered what the man was saying into the receiver.
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