Song

Galveston: GLEN CAMPBELL

Australian singles charts:
Galveston first entered the Kent charts on 22 March 1969 and peaked at #7. The song was #45 on the Top 100 of 1969.

Album:
The song is on Galveston which entered the Kent album charts on 13 September 1969 and peaked at #18.

Songfacts:
This was written by songwriter Jimmy Webb, who also wrote Glen Campbell’s hits By the Time I Get to Phoenix and Wichita Lineman.
The Vietnam War was going on when Campbell released this. It was considered an anti-war song, but Webb wasn’t fond of that label. The songwriter told Sound Observations in 2013: “If there was a statement, and obviously I was saying something, I prefer to say it wasn’t antiwar – that it was more about an individual getting involved in a war and realising that he’d rather be somewhere else.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/glen-campbell/galveston

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