I've always thought Glen Campbell was sort of unfairly maligned as Square or something. He might be square, but he was also really good. This one is written by Jimmy Webb, who's written a lot of great, classic songs like "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "The Highwayman" (he's also written "MacArthur Park", I assume after he got hit in the head). "Wichita Lineman" is such a sad song of love and longing. Also – I guess some people don't know this, but a lineman is a guy who works for the phone company and gets up on the telephone poles to fix the phone lines. If you don't know that, it kind of would make the song not make a lot of sense. Maybe that's why people tend to put this song in the "cheesy/cornball" file?