Glen Campbell

About Galveston

"Galveston" is a song written by Jimmy Webb and popularized by American country music singer Glen Campbell who recorded it with the instrumental backing of members of The Wrecking Crew. In 2003, this song ranked number 8 in CMT's 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music. Campbell's version of the song also went to number 1 on the country music charts. On other charts, "Galveston" went to number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the "Easy Listening" charts. It was certified gold by the RIAA in October 1969. The song is considered by many to be the unofficial anthem of both Galveston Island and the City of Galveston, Texas. 


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Galveston oh Galveston
I still hear your sea winds blowing
I still see her dark eyes glowing
she was 21 and I love Galveston

Galveston oh Galveston
I still hear your sea waves crashing
while I watch the cannon's flashing
I clean my gun and dream of Galveston

I still see her standing by the water
standing there looking out to sea
and is she waiting there for me
on the beach where we used to run

Galveston oh Galveston
I am so afraid of dying
before I dry the tears she's crying
before I watch your seabirds flying in the sun
at Galveston at Galveston

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Glen Campbell

Glen Travis Campbell (born April 22, 1936) is an American country music singer, guitarist, television host and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for hosting a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television. more »

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Written by: JIMMY L WEBB

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