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Wichita Lineman Chords

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Song: Wichita lineman
Artist: Glen Campbell
Composer: Jimmy Webb
Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' on ultimateGuitar.com)
13th Oct 2012

Fmaj7   = 133210 or xx3210    D4     = xx0233
C11     = x33333              Cadd9  = x32030
Bbmaj7  = x13231              G/B    = x20033
Fmaj7/A = x03210              Gm/Bb  = x10033
Dm7     = xx0211              D/A    = x00232
Am7     = x02213              A7sus4 = x02030
G4      = 320013              Csus2  = 335533 or x30030
G       = 320003              C      = x32010
D       = xx0232              D *    = x57775

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[Intro- bass guitar riff]
e |----------------------|
B |----------------------|
G |---3--2---------------|
D |-----------3----0-----|
A |------------------3---|
E |----------------------|

 Fmaj7           C11            Fmaj7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 1]
C11                         Bbmaj7
     I am a lineman for the county,
Fmaj7/A                        C11
          And I drive the main road,
   Dm7           Am7          G4     G       D   D4 D
Searching in the sun for a - nother over - load,
                          Cadd9
I hear you singing in the wires,
                           G/B    Gm/Bb
I can hear you through the whine,
                  D/A     A7sus4
And the Wichita lineman...
                   Bbmaj7   Csus2    Bbmaj7
...Is still on the line-----------!


[Verse 2]
C11                             Bbmaj7
     I know I need a small va - cation,
Fmaj7/A                         C11        Dm7
         But it don't look like rain, and, if it snows,
       Am7                     G4    G         D   D4 D
That stretch down south won't ever stand the strain,
                         Cadd9
And I need you more than want you,
                       G/B   Gm/Bb
And I want you for all time,
                  D/A     A7sus4
And the Wichita lineman...
                   Bbmaj7   Csus2    Bbmaj7
...Is still on the line-----------!


[Verse 3 - Lead guitar riff with tremelo effect]
     C11                         Bbmaj7
e |---3------------------------|--------------|
B |---3------------------------|-----1--------|
G |---3-----------3-3--2-2--0--|--2-----------|
D |---3-----3--5---------------|--------------|
A |---3--3---------------------|--------------|
E |----------------------------|--------------|

   Fmaj7/A                  C11
e |----------------------|--------------|
B |----------------------|--------------|
G |-------------3--2-----|--------------|
D |-------3--5--------3--|--------------|
A |----------------------|---3------3---|
E |----------------------|--------------|

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

     D   D4                 D
e |---------------------|-------|
B |---------------------|-------|
G |--2------------------|-------|
D |------0-0--0-0--0-0--|---0---|
A |---------------------|-------|
E |---------------------|-------|

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


[Orchestral coda]
   Bbmaj7         C
||: /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / :||[Repeat]


[Suggestion for staccato 'morse code' rhythm ending]
 Bbmaj7
| /_/_/_/  /__/_/  /_/__/  /_/__/ |
  ^ ^   ^  ^  ^ ^    ^  ^  ^ ^  ^
 Csus2                               D *
| /_/_/_/  /__/_/  /_/__/  /_/__/ |  / ||
  ^ ^   ^  ^  ^ ^    ^  ^  ^ ^  ^    ^
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tbernardi001 10 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 40 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 10 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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