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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.

There's a southern accent where I come from

The young'uns call it country, the Yankees call it dumb

I got my own way of talkin,' but everything is done

With a southern accent, where I come from

Now that drunk tank in Atlanta was just a motel room to me

I think I might go work Orlando, if them orange groves don't freeze

I got my own way of workin,' but everything is run

With a southern accent, where I come from

 

For just a minute there I was dreaming

For just a minute it was all so real

For just a minute she was standing there, with me

 

There's a dream that I keep having, where my mama comes to me

And she kneels down over by the window and says a prayer for me

I got my own way of prayin' and everyone's begun

With a southern accent, where I come from

 

We have our own way of livin' and everything is done

With a southern accent, where I come from

- "Southern Accent," Tom Petty, lyrics as sung by Johnny Cash, Unchained Album http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/johnny_cash/unchained.htm, 1996.

MP3 audio file (8.8 MB) http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/johnny_cash/southern_accent.mp3