Larry Wayne Jones Songs
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ONE MORE TIME:  Larry wrote this song after his dog "Red" insisted on going with him for their daily walk through the mountains ... in spite of the fact that she had just suffered a stroke. The melody and words were burned into Larry's heart and soul as he followed his staggering friend up the mountain trail. Her weakened condition wasn't going to deter her from what she loved the most...



BORN TO BE FREE:  This is the first song Larry wrote in his entire life. He had always loved the music chords that are in this song, and he had tried at various times to compose songs using them. But it never worked until he got to wondering why the bull elk had taken up with him the way he had...



YOU GAVE ME A SONG:  Larry sings this song in the opening scenes of his second video, Elk Whisperer. The lyrics seem to be giving "Elvis the elk" credit for giving him a song. It is true that Elvis was in the loop. However, when one listens more carefully it becomes apparent that the song is about giving credit to Him from Whom all good gifts come...



MY DOG-GONE DOG'S GONE:  Larry needed a song to go along with the amazing video scenes he had captured of "Elvis the elk" hanging around with his dogs. At first he thought it would be neat to sing the Elvis Presley song, "Hound Dog." After doing some research he decided not to bother with the copyright and licensing hassles. A couple of days later he woke up humming this lively tune. Five minutes later he had a song...



AMAZING GRACE:  The Elk Whisperer story certainly personifies this title. Larry was once a Christian minister, but after eight years he concluded that his calling was elsewise. In 1982 he left the pulpit for something else ... but what? Now, twenty-five years later he's finding that God's approach to a lost and dying world is through "real life" experiences of grace orchestrated from above. Anything less is vain religion... "Go ye therefore..."  "...I am with you always..." Jesus



A KING CAME BY:  This is Larry's signature song. Ordinary people rarily have contact with royalty. Larry was no exception. Even though Elvis was a beast and not a man, he certainly was a king. Bull elk are catagorized by their crown (antlers). Due to the fact that his crown had seven tines on each antler, Elvis was a bonified "royal" bull elk. Elvis' noteriety however is not about his superiority, but about his humility. Each year the king gave his crown to the man that he was indebted to for saving him from starvation...



PEACE IN THE VALLEY:  It seems distant and strange to Larry now that there once was a time when an inner drive to kill elk with a bow and arrow dictated and controlled much of his ambition. It is difficult for hard-core hunters to understand how Larry could just walk away from it. He understands that. And he wishes hunters the very best in their pursuit of personal identity and fulfillment in doing what they do, but for him, the thrill of the hunt has been replaced with "peace" in Garden Valley, Idaho.