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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 gave my woman half my money at the general store I said,

"Now buy a little groceries, and don't spend no more."

But she gave ten dollars for a ten cent hat

And bought some store bought cat food for that mean eyed cat.

When I woke up this mornin' and I turned my head

There wasn't a cotton pickin' thing on her side of the bed

I found a little old note where her head belonged

It said, "Dear John, honey, baby, I'm long gone."

When I heard a whistle blowin,' and the big wheels a-turnin'

I was scared as I could be

I put on my overalls and I headed to town

Gonna bring her back with me.

I asked the man down at the station if he'd seen her there

I told him all about her pretty eyes and long, blonde hair

He spit his tobacco and said,

"I'll be dad blamed...... I believe I did see her leavin' on the east bound train."


I bought a round trip ticket on the east bound train

I was broke as I could be

But when I come back, I gotta buy another ticket

Ganna bring her back with me.

Well, I got off the train somewhere in Arkansas

And I worked up the guts to call my Mother-In-Law

She said, "I'll tell you where she is, if you act right."

"She's workin' four to twelve at Trucker's World tonight."

Well, when I walked in she saw me, she took off her apron

And she grabbed her goin' home hat

She bought a ticket with her tips

And now we're curled up on the sofa, me and her....and that mean eyed cat

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

MP3 audio file (3.4 MB) http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/johnny_cash/mean_eyed_cat.mp3