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Wichita Lineman Chords

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Artist: Glen Campbell
Song: Wichita lineman
Tabbed by: DJ
13th Oct 2012

Tuning:Standard

Fmaj7   =  133210 or xx3210   Am7   =  x02213   G/B     =  x20033
Bb6/F   =  113333 or xx3333   Gsus4 =  320013   Gm/Bb   =  x10033
C11(no3)=  x33333             G     =  320003   D/A     =  x00232
Bbmaj7  =  x13231             D     =  xx0232   A7sus4  =  x02030
Fmaj7/A =  x03210             Dsus4 =  xx0233   Csus2   =  335533 or x30030
Dm7     =  xx0211             Cadd9 =  x32030   C       =  x32010
                                                D(type2)=  x57775

****************************************************************************

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|---3--2---------------|
D|-----------3----0-----|
A|------------------3---|
E|----------------------|


 Fmaj7         C11(no3)       Fmaj7
| /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


C11(no3)                        Bbmaj7 Fmaj7/A                        C11(no3)
         I am a lineman for the county,         and I drive the main road,
   Dm7           Am7         Gsus4   G      D     Dsus4 D
Searching in the sun for a - nother over - load,
                          Cadd9                              G/B     Gm/Bb
I hear you singing in the wires, I can hear you through the whine---,
                  D/A   A7sus4                 Bbmaj7  Csus2    Bbmaj7
And the Wichita lineman...     is still on the line---------!


C11(no3)                         Bbmaj7  Fmaj7/A                       C11(no3)
       I know I need a small va - cation,        but it don't look like rain,
    Dm7                  Am7                   Gsus4    G         D    Dsus4 D
And, if it snows, that stretch down south won't ever stand the strain,
                         Cadd9                             G/B     Gm/Bb
And I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time---,
                  D/A   A7sus4                 Bbmaj7  Csus2   Bbmaj7
And the Wichita lineman...     is still on the line---------!


(Lead riff with tremelo effect)
    C11(no3)                    Bbmaj7  Fmaj7/A                C11(no3)
E |--3------------------------|--------|----------------------|------------|
B |--3------------------------|-----1--|----------------------|------------|
G |--3-----------3-3--2-2--0--|--2-----|-------------3--2-----|------------|
D |--3-----3--5---------------|--------|-------3--5--------3--|------------|
A |--3--3---------------------|--------|----------------------|--3------3--|
E |---------------------------|--------|----------------------|------------|


    Dm7          Am7           G4     G          D   D4                 D
E |--------------------------|-----------------|---------------------|------|
B |--------------------------|-----3-----------|---------------------|------|
G |-----5--5------5-5--5--5--|--5-----4--2--0--|--2------------------|------|
D |--3--------3--------------|-----------------|------0-0--0-0--0-0--|--0---|
A |--------------------------|-----------------|---------------------|------|
E |--------------------------|-----------------|---------------------|------|


D                            Cadd9                             G/B     Gm/Bb
    And I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time---,
                  D/A   A7sus4               Bbmaj7  Csus2   Bbmaj7  C11(no3)
And the Wichita lineman...    is still on the line---------!


(Orchestral coda, solo performers could whistle the riff)
   Bbmaj7         C            Bbmaj7         C
||: /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / :|| (repeat)


(Suggestion for staccato ending)
 Bbmaj7                            Csus2                                D
| /_/  /_/  /  /_/  /_/  /  /_/  / | /_/  /_/  /  /_/  /_/  /  /_/  / | / ||
  ^ ^    ^  ^  ^ ^    ^  ^  ^ ^  ^   ^ ^    ^  ^  ^ ^    ^  ^  ^ ^  ^   ^
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tbernardi001 wrote on September 8 2013, 09:23 am

Spot on!There is an instrumental break over the chord section that goes:

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------1--------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-0-----|
G|---2-3-2-0-2--------2-3-2----------------------------0--2|
D|--3-------3-------3-------3------3-----------------------|
A|-3--------------3--3--------3--3-------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

This ends on the D chord.

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iconic wrote on November 23 2013, 08:45 am

excellent the bass chord tones are a nice touch being a bass player, thanks

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oldmanblue wrote on January 1 2014, 09:21 pm

looked at all the tabs to this classic and beautiful song and yours is by far the most accurate...thanks !

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