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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.

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.

Lord have mercy on me

Was the kneeling drunkard's plea

And as he knelt there on the ground

I know that God in heaven looked down

 

I went down by an old country church

I saw the drunkard stagger and lurch

And as he reached his mother's grave

I saw that drunkard kneel and pray

 

Lord have mercy on me

Was the kneeling drunkard's plea

And as he knelt there on the ground

I know that God in heaven looked down

 

Bring my darling boy to me

Was his mother's dying plea

And as he staggered through the gate

A lassie came just one day too late

 

Three years have passed since she went away

Her son is sleeping beside her today

And I know that in heaven his mother he'll see

For God has heard that drunkard's plea

 

Lord have mercy on me

Was the kneeling drunkard's plea

And as he knelt there on the ground

I know that God in heaven looked down

 

- "Kneeling Drunkard's Plea," Artist: June, Helen and Anita Carter; Performer: Unchained Album http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/johnny_cash/unchained.htm, 1996.

MP3 audio file (3.6 MB) http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/johnny_cash/kneeling_drunkard_plea.mp3