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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.

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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.

I was totin my pack along the long dusty Winnamucka road

When along came a semi with a high canvas covered load

If your goin' to Winnamucka, Mack with me you can ride

And so I climbed into the cab and then I setteled down inside

He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand

And I said, "Listen! I've traveled every road in this here land!"

I've been everywhere, man

I've been everywhere, man

Crossed the deserts bare, man

I've breatherd the mountain air, man

Travel - I've had my share, man

I've been everywhere

I've been to:

Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota, Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow,

Sarasota, Wichita, Tulsa, Ottowa, Oklahoma, Tampa, Panama,

Mattua, La Paloma, Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo,

Tocapillo, Pocotello, Amperdllo.

I'm a Killer

I've been everywhere, man

I've been everywhere, man

Crossed the deserts bare, man

I've breatherd the mountain air, man

Travel - I've had my share, man

I've been everywhere

I've been to:

Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana, Washington, Houston,

Kingston, Texas (County), Monterey, Fairaday, Santa Fe,

Tollaperson, Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloussa,

Tennessee, Tinnesay, Chickapee, Spirit Lake, Grand Lake,

Devil's Lake, Crater Lake

For Pete's Sake

I've been everywhere, man

I've been everywhere, man

Crossed the deserts bare, man

I've breatherd the mountain air, man

Travel - I've had my share, man

I've been everywhere

I've been to:

Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Omerback, Shereville,

Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rock, Richfield, Springfield,

Bakersfield, Shreveport, Hakensack, Cadallic, Fond du Lac,

Davenport, Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamondtina,

Pasadena, Catalina

See What I Mean

I've been everywhere, man

I've been everywhere, man

Crossed the deserts bare, man

I've breatherd the mountain air, man

Travel - I've had my share, man

I've been everywhere

I've been to:

Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelburg, Colorado, Ellisburg,

Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado, Larimore, Adimore, Habastock,

Chadanocka, Shasta, Nebraska, Alaska, Opalacka, Baraboo,

Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Souix City, Cedar City,

Dodge City

What A Pity

I've been everywhere, man

I've been everywhere, man

Crossed the deserts bare, man

I've breatherd the mountain air, man

Travel - I've had my share, man

I've been everywhere

- "I've Been Everywhere," Artist: Geoff Mack, 1959; Performer: Johnny Cash, Unchained Album http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/johnny_cash/unchained.htm, 1996.

MP3 audio file (3.1 MB) - Johnny Cash version
http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/johnny_cash/i_been_everywhere.mp3

Born Albert Geoffrey McElhinney on December 20th 1922 at Surry Hills, Victoria, Geoff “ Tangletongue” Mack’s greatest claim to fame is that he wrote the 1959 hit song "I've Been Everywhere" recorded so successfully by Lucky Starr. http://www.geocities.com/reg_lindsay/PAGES/geoffmack.html