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(Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

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A listing and access link to all:
song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;

poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site and the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005) - my granddaughter

Evan Blakeley- my grandson

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.

Country boy, ain't got no shoes

Country boy, ain't got no blues

Well, you work all day while you're waitin' to play

http://www.royblakeley.name/roy_james_blakeley/dad_farm_equip.djvu

In the sun and the sand, with a face that's tan

At the end of the day, when your work is done

You ain't got nothin' but fun

 

Country boy, you got a shaggy dog

Country boy, up a hollow log

Well, he comes in a run, when you pick up your gun

And with a shell or two, and your dog and you

When you get your rabbit, you'll skin his hide

He's gonna be good fried

Country boy, you got alot to lose

Country boy, how I wish I was in your shoes

Country boy, ain't got no ills

Country boy, don't owe no bills

You get a wiggly worm and then you watch him squirm

While you put him on a hook and you drop him in a brook

If everything's gonna turn out right, you're gonna fry fish tonight

Country boy, got alot to lose

Country boy, how I wish I was in your shoes

Country boy, you got work to do

Country boy, in the morning dew

You gotta plant the seed, you gotta cut the weeds

There's many a row you know you gotta hoe

When it's quittin' time, and your work is through

There's alot of life in you

Country boy, you lucky thing

Country boy, I wish I was you, and you were me

- "Country Boy," Johnny Cash, Unchained Album http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/johnny_cash/unchained.htm, 1996.

MP3 audio file (2.4 MB) http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/johnny_cash/country_boy.mp3