Galveston-Glen Campbell-1969 Written by Jimmy Webb
Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea winds blowin'
I still see her dark eyes glowin'
She was 21 when I left Galveston
Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea waves crashing
While I watch the cannons flashing
I clean my gun and dream of Galveston
I still see her standing by the water
Standing there lookin' 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 sea birds flying in the sun
At Galveston, at Galveston
Jimmy Webb was on a beach in Galveston when he wrote the lyrics to the song. He made up the story about a soldier in the Spanish-American war and the girl he left behind.The Vietnam War was going on when Campbell released the song, which was considered an antiwar song.