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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.

I have been ungrateful

And I have been unwise

Restless from the cradle

But now I realize

It's so hard to see the rainbow

Through glasses dark as these

Maybe I'll be able

From down on my knees

Oh I am weak

Oh I know I am vain

Take this weight from me

Let my spirit be unchained

Old man swearin' at the sidewalk

And I am overcome

Seems that we've both forgotten

Forgotten to go home

Have I seen an angel

Or have I seen a ghost

Where's that rock of ages

When you need it most

It's so hard to see the rainbow

Through glasses dark as these

Maybe I'll be able

From down on my knees

- "Unchained," Music and Lyrics by Jude Johnstone

Windows media audio file (2.7 MB) - Johnny Cash version
http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/johnny_cash/unchained.wma

Album: Unchained

Label: Lost Highway

Release Date: November 5, 1996

"She was especially floored by Johnny Cash's rendition of one of her songs, "Unchained," which was also the title to his 1996 album. The country legend took her up-tempo spiritual and rendered it as a hymn. "When I heard it, I went, 'I can't believe it. This is beautiful,'" she says. - "Interview of Jude Johnstone," by Renee Montagne http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/interviews/renee_montagnee/renee_montangne.htm, Morning Edition, August 13, 2002. http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/interviews/renee_montagnee/jude_johnstone20020812.htm

Johnny Cash's short clip of Unchained http://www.johnnycash.com/songclips/unchained.mov

Johnny Cash's Songclips http://www.johnnycash.com/songclips/songclips.htm