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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.

Rowboat, row me to the shore

She don't want to be my friend no more

She dug a hole in the bottom of my soul

She don't wanna be my friend no more

 

Pick me up, give me some food to eat

In your truck, going no place

I'll be home, talking to nobody

You'll be strange, you'll be far away

 

Big fat moon and my body's out of tune

With the burnin' waves, she's a billion years away

Dog food on the floor and I been like this before

She is all and everything else is small

 

Pick me up, give me some alcohol

In your truck, playing the radio

I'll be home with the gasoline

You'll be stoned, you'll be far away

 

Rowboat, row me to the shore

She don't want to be my friend no more

She dug a hole in the bottom of my soul

She is all and everything else is small

- "Rowboat," Artist: Beck Hansen; Performer: Johnny Cash, Unchained Album http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/johnny_cash/unchained.htm, 1996.
Information about the song, "Rowboat," http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/johnny_cash/rowboat_about.htm

MP3 audio file (6.1 MB) - Johnny Cash version
MP3 audio file/lyrics at http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/johnny_cash/rowboat.mp3