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King Harvest - Wichita Lineman (Chord)
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WICHITA LINEMAN
Written by Jimmy Webb

This arrangement incorporating BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX
is based on the release by Australian band King Harvest

4 beats per chord
` = 2 beats
. = staccato then tacet

INTRO:
(Drums)
 4 e +    Cmaj7    Cmaj7    B7sus4    B7sus4

Am7    Am7    D11    Dadd4
                       I am a lineman for the

VERSE:
Cmaj7  B7sus4            Am7
County   and I drive the main road
`Em7             `Bm        A     A*
 Searchin' in the sun for a-nother  over-

CHORUS-1:
`E  `E7#9  `E     `E7#9  `E     `E7#9  E.
 load   oh  Wichita   oh  Wichita        I hear you singing in the
Bm7  Bm7                  A
Wires  and I can hear you through the whine
Am7               E      Bm7/E
  And the Wichita lineman  is still on the

INTERLUDE:
Cmaj7  B7sus4  Am7    D11
Line           Wichita  by the

BRIDGE:
Am7           Am7            Gmaj7    Gmaj7/B
Time I get to Phoenix she'll be rising
Am7                Am7                 Gmaj7   Gmaj7/B
She'll find my note  I left hanging on the door  she'll
C                    D                      Bm    Em7
Laugh when she reads the part that says I'm leav- ing 'cos
Am7                Am7             F     D11
I've left that girl  so many times before  I know I need a small

VERSE:
   Cmaj7  B7sus4              Am7
Va-cation   and it don't look like rain
   `Em7             `Bm                      A    A*
And if it snows that stretch down south will never  be the

CHORUS-2:
`E  `E7#9  `E     `E7#9  `E     `E7#9  E.
 Same   oh  Wichita   oh  Wichita        and I need you more than
Bm7     Bm7                  A
Want you  and I want you for all time
Am7               E      Bm7/E
  And the Wichita lineman  is still on the

CODA:
Cmaj7  B7sus4  Am7    D11
Line           Wichita
Cmaj7  B7sus4  Am7    D11
Wichita        Wichita

FADE:  (Bass appears to get lost!)
Cmaj7  B7sus4  Am7    D11
Wichita        Wichita

================================================================================

The recording is sped up and sounds 65 cents sharp.
Suggest using the repeated E-note in the INTERLUDE
as a reference for tuning the 1st-string.

CHORDS:
   Cmaj7  B7sus4  Am7  D11  Dadd4  Em7  Bm  A   A*  E  E7#9  Bm7  Bm7/E
E|--3------2------5----5-----5-----7----7---5---9---0---3----7-----2---|
B|--5------5------5----5-----7-----8----7---5---x---0---3----10----3---|
G|--4------2------5----5-----7-----7----7---6---9---1---1----7-----2---|
D|--5------4------5----5-----5-----9----9---7---7---2---0----7-----4---|
A|--3------2------7----5-----5-----7----9---7-------2---2----9-----2---|
E|----------------5---------------------7---5-------0---0----7-----0---|

   Gmaj7  Gmaj7/B  C   D   F
E|--7------7---------------5--|
B|--7------7-------5---7---6--|
G|--7------7-------5---7---5--|
D|--5------5-------5---7---7--|
A|-----------------3---5---8--|
E|---------7------------------|

INTRO:
One note 'signal' motif is repeated over each of the four chords

   1 e + a 2   + a 3 e +   4   +
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0---0---|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|

INTERLUDE and CODA:
Motif is extended into a two bar pattern with a turn

   1 e + a 2   + a 3 e +   4 e + a   1   + a 2 e +   3 e + a 4 e + a
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-2-3-2---|
B|---------------------------------|-------------------------------3-|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

CHORUS:
The 'boogie' lick sounds a little weird because the
Guitar and Bass parts are not entirely in unison:

   E             E7#9
   1 e +   2 e + a 3 e + a 4   +
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|  (Guitar)
A|---------------5---5-----5---7---|
E|-0-0-0---0-3-7---------7---------|
 |                                 |
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|  (Bass)
A|---------------5---5-----5---7---|
E|-0-0-0---4-5-7---------7---------|

Leo De Castro sings the melody way behind the beat. The position
of the chord symbols above the lyric reflects his phrasing.
Thus:
                  A
  "I can hear you through the whine"

rather than:
                              A
  "I can hear you through the whine"

Leo appears to sing "whine" instead of "wires"
and then adds a "d" making "through the wind"


Waynus Of Uranus
May 2005
 
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