Chart Position: 3

  • Written by Jimmy Webb
  • Guitar: Glen Campbell
  • Produced by Al DeLory
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • #190 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • #121 on Pitchfork Medias 200 greatest songs of the sixties
  • Jimmy Webb plays a church organ during the song’s fade
  • Webb wrote the song after he observed a telephone lineman at work near the Oklahoma/Kansas state line
  • Glen Campbell has recorded over 70 albums in his over 40 year career; 12 albums went gold
  • Also recorded by O.C. Smith (1969), Ray Conniff and Singers (1969), Tony Joe White (1969), Jim Nabors (1969), Eddy Arnold (1969), Billy Vaughn (1969), Ronnie Aldrich & His Two Pianos (1969), Tom Jones (1969), Andy Williams (1969), Meters (1970), Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (1969), Jose Feliciano (1971), Kool and the Gang (1971), Peter Nero (1974), Ray Charles (1971), Urge Overkill (1987), King’s Singers (1989), Hank Marvin (1993), Jimmy Webb (1996), Eugene Grey (2002), Cassandra Wilson (2002), Johnny Cash (2002), James Taylor (2008) and many others

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