Larry Mangum

Larry Mangum

 Jacksonville, Florida, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Larry is an award winning song writer and performer! "The Last Troubadour" won 1st place at Gamblefest 2005, 3rd at Wilfest 2006. "The Ballad of Dale & Gamble",1st place at Gamblefest in 2008. He was a Top 10 finalist at South Florida Folk Festival 2008. He has played FFF, SFFF, Gamblefest, Wilfest.

Biography

It's not optional for Larry to play music-it's genetic! Larry's Grandfather, Benton Drye, was a famous fiddle player; Uncle Homer Briarhopper was a radio fixture on WBT Charlotte in the 1930's and had a career on T.V., radio and night clubs for 50 years; Uncle Crawford Drye followed a similar path and added country comedian to the resume as Grandpappy Millsap; sister Kate, Larry's Mom, is a fine singer/guitarist and was also Randy Travis' guitar teacher!

Larry has taken it one step further and added songwriter to the family resume and has released 7 albums of original music and 2 live albums since 1980. Larry's tribute to Gamble Rogers "The Last Troubadour" won 1st place at Gamblefest 2005 and 3rd at Wilfest 2006. He was also a 1st place winner at Gamblefest in 2008 with "The Ballad of Dale & Gamble". He was a top 10 finalist at South Florida Folk Festival 2008. His song "Ain't It Great To Be Alive & Be In Florida" has been a feature at the Florida Folk Festival and has been performed by many of his fellow performers. It has also been the "fight" song for the Florida Jaycees for the last two decades. Larry Co-wrote the Lee Greenwood single "Who's That Knocking". "Gramma's Purple Flowers" is a crowd favorite everywhere.

Larry excels at adapting his music to the situation, and performs solo, duo, and trio-up to a full Western Swing band called "The Cowboy Orchestra". His band was twice named "Best Country Band" in North Florida and South Georgia in the 1990's. His original music is influenced by legendary musical heroes like Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys, Hank Williams Sr., John Denver, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Dwight Yoakam, The Eagles, Gordon Lightfoot and John Prine.

Larry's concert appearances with music legends are too many to mention but some highlights include the late Waylon Jennings, The Texas Playboys, Billy Joe Shaver, Vasser Clements, Ray Price, Martina McBride, Juice Newton, Steve Young, and Roger McGuinn.

After years of high quality performances at festivals, country clubs, fairs and honky tonks, Larry Mangum has become one of the premiere performers in North Florida and South Georgia!

Lyrics

THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Written By: LARRY MANGUM

THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES
COPYRIGHT 2009 LARRY MANGUM

1ST VERSE 53 BLACK BUICK, HANK ON THE RADIO

HEADING DOWN TO GRAMMAS’ ON A CAROLINA COUNTRY ROAD

DADDY IN A WHITE SHIRT, MOM IN HER BLUE DRESS

DREAMIN’ OUT THE WINDOW IN A FAIRYTALES’ CARESS

CHORUS AND THESE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES

LIKE SHOOTING STARS IN THE NIGHT

JUST A GLIMSP AND THEN IT’S OVER

WE GOTTA TRY TO GET IT RIGHT

THESE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES

2ND VERSE 63 BLUE FAIRLANE, BEATLES ON THE RADIO

TAKING MY NEW GIRLFRIEND TO A DRIVE-IN PICTURE SHOW

HIPPIES AND SOLDERS PROTEST AND WAR

THEY TOOK AWAY OUR INOCENSE BUT THEY LEFT US SO MUCH MORE

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES COME AND GO LIKE THE WIND

LIKE THE COLORS OF A SUNSET THAT WE’LL NEVER SEE AGAIN

3RD VERSE RV’S AND CAMPERS, NOTHIN ON THE RADIO

GRAMMA AND GRAMPA HEADING DOWN THE ROAD ALONE

KIDS ARE ALL GROWN UP, LIVING THEIR OWN LIVES

WE’RE LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE THROUGH OUR GRAND BABIES EYES

REPEAT CHORUS

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OLDER THAN DIRT

Written By: LARRY MANGUM

OLDER THAN DIRT COPYRIGHT 2011 LARRY MANGUM

V1 I CAN’T SQUAT AND I CAN’T BEND OVER
GOT SHARP PAINS IN BOTH MY SHOULDERS
I’M OLD, OLDER THAN DIRT

GOT SOME OF MY TEETH AND NONE OF MY HAIR
I CAN’T HARDLY HEAR BUT I DON’T CARE
I’M OLD, OLDER THAN DIRT

WELL I CAN’T COMPLAIN BUT I STILL DO
WHEN YOU’RE AS OLD AS ME YOU WILL TOO
AIN’T NOTHIN’ ON MY BODY THAT DON’T HURT

IT’S DON’T EAT THIS AND YOU CAN’T HAVE THAT
TAKE THESE PILLS BUT DON’T GET FAT
I’M OLD, OLDER THAN DIRT

V2 WELL I PLAN MY TRIPS AROUND THE BATHROOM STOPS
WITH MY OLD BODY I DON’T NEED CLOCKS
I’M OLD, OLDER THAN DIRT

I GROW HAIR IN MY NOSE AND HAIR IN MY EARS
I AIN’T SEEN MY FEET IN FIFTEEN YEARS
I’M OLD, OLDER THAN DIRT

WELL I KNOW YOU’RE LAUGHING BUT IT AIN’T FUNNY
I CAN’T REMEMBER WHERE I HID MY MONEY
SOMETIMES I FEEL DUMBER THAN A ROCK

I GO FROM ROOM TO ROOM AND I STOP AND STARE
DON’T KNOW WHERE I AM OR WHY I’M THERE
I’M OLD, OLDER THAN DIRT

V3 NOW SOME MIGHT SAY I DON’T HAVE A CARE
I SPEND MY GOLDEN YEARS IN MY UNDERWARE
I’M OLD, OLDER THAN DIRT

BUT I THINK I’M GETTIN’ WISER WITH THE PASSING YEARS
MY NOSE IS GETTIN’ BIGGER AND SO ARE MY EARS
I’M OLD, OLDER THAN DIRT

NOW SENIOR LOVIN’ CAN BE REAL NICE
I REMEMBER ONE YEAR WHEN WE DID IT TWICE
THAT WAS TWICE AS MUCH AS WE DID THE YEAR BEFORE

WELL I’VE COME TO END OF MY OLD MAN RANT
I’M GONNA GO OUT IF I CAN FIND MY PANTS
I’M OLD, OLDER THAN DIRT / AND YOU ARE TOO
YEA WE’RE OLD, OLDER THAN DIRT

THE AMERICAN DREAM

Written By: LARRY MANGUM

AMERICAN DREAM COPYRIGHT LARRY MANGUM NOV 2011

I PULL INTO THAT TRAFFIC SNAKE OUT ON 95
LISTENING TO OL’ PEEPLES SINGIN BOUT THEM POWER LINES
I’M HEADED FOR A JOB, THAT I DON’T REALLY WANT
THERE’S LOTS OF FOLKS THAT WANT TO WORK AND LOTS OF FOLKS THAT WON’T

WHAT’S HAPPENED TO THIS COUNTRY, IS IT JUST SOME EVIL SCEAM
WHAT’S HAPPENED TO THE AMERICAN DREAM

THEM THAT’S GOT KEEP GETTIN’ MORE AND THEM THAT DON’T DON’T
WE’RE BUILDING NATIONS OVERSEAS WHILE WE STRUGGLE HERE AT HOME
SOME THINK WE’RE TOO BIG TO FAIL BUT HISTORY TELLS THE TALE
IT’S ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL OR IT ALL GOES STRAIGHT TO HELL

WHAT’S HAPPENED TO THIS COUNTRY, IS IT JUST SOME EVIL SCEAM
WHAT’S HAPPENED TO THE AMERICAN DREAM

CHORUS

WE PUT THAT FOOD ON YOUR TABLE
WE PUT THOSE CLOTHES ON YOUR CHILDRENS’ BACK
YOU SHIPPED OUR JOBS TO A FOREIGN LAND
TO AVOID PAYING YOUR FAIR SHARE OF TAX
BRING BACK OUR JOBS, BRING BACK OUR PRIDE
BRING BACK THE AMERICAN DREAM

NOW FOLKS ARE GETTING RESTLESS, AND THEY’RE LOOKING FOR SOME HELP
YOU PLAY YOUR GAMES AND COUNT YOUR MONEY BUT YOU DO LITTLE ELSE
WHEN YOU KILL THE ROOTS OF A GIANT TREE THAT GIANT TREE WILL FALL
YOU’D BETTER DO YOUR JOB FOR THE COUNTRY AND FOR THE GOOD OF US ALL

WHAT’S HAPPENED TO THIS COUNTRY, IS IT JUST SOME EVIL SCEAM
WHAT’S HAPPENED TO THE AMERICAN DREAM

REPEAT CHORUS

JOINED AT THE HEART

Written By: LARRY MANGUM

JOINED AT THE HEART COPYRIGHT 2012 LARRY MANGUM

I WAS IN FIFTH GRADE AND SHE WAS IN 6TH

SHE WAS THE FIRST GIRL THAT I EVER KISSED

SOMETHING ABOUT HER WAS SPECIAL TO ME

BUT THEY SAID THAT OUR LOVE WAS NEVER TO BE

CHORUS THEY WANT HER TO MARRY A DOCTOR

OR A BANKER OR LAWYER AT WORST

BUT I’M JUST A BOY FROM THE COUNTRY

AND I THINK THAT LOVE SHOULD COME FIRST

NOTHING SHOULD KEEP US APART

NOT WHEN WE’RE JOINED AT THE HEART

WE DATED IN HIGH SCHOOL BUT I THOUGHT IT STRANGE

SHE NEVER COMMITTED TO WEARING MY RING

SHE LEAD THE CHEERING WHILE I LED THE TEAM

THEN HIGH SCHOOL WAS OVER AND SO WERE OUR DREAMS

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU’RE IN LOVE

OR WHEN JUST THE RIGHT ONE COMES ALONG

EVEN THOUGHT WE WERE SO YOUNG , (FIRST LOVE) CAN NEVER BE WRONG (THAT FEELING WAS SO VERY STRONG)


I HEAR THAT SHE’S MARRIED AND DOING QUIET WELL

AND LIVES IN THE MOUNTAINS IN A MANSION ON A HILL

I HAVEN’T SEEN HER SINCE I DON’T KNOW WHEN

BUT I STILL THINK ABOUT HER AND WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN


I HEARD THAT SHE MARRIED A DOCTOR

NO BANKER OR LAWYER WOULD DO

BUT THIS COUNTRY BOY STILL REMEMBERS

TO MY FIRST LOVE I’LL ALWAYS BE TRUE

THEY MAY HAVE KEPT US A PART, BUT WE’’LL ALWAYS BE JOINED AT THE HEART

JUST LET ME GO

Written By: LARRY MANGUM

JUST LET ME GO
COPYRIGHT LARRY MANGUM 2008
CHORUS JUST LET ME GO, WE’VE COME UNWOUND
IT’S TIME TO BRING THE CURTAIN DOWN
THERE’S NO USE IN PRETENDING THAT YOU STILL CARE
JUST LET ME GO, THE DEALS GONE DOWN
DRINKS ON ME ALL AROUND
UNDO YOUR SPELL, AND RING THE BELL
AND LET ME GO
1ST VERSE ANOTHER PLACE ANOTHER TIME
WE MIGHT HAVE ENDED UP AS FRIENDS
YOU GO YOUR WAY, I’LL GO MINE
THIS JOUNEYS OVER, WE’RE AT AN END
REPEAT CHORUS
INST BREAK
2ND VERSE IT WASN’T YOU, IT WASN’T ME
IT’S JUST THE WAY THINGS GOT TO BE
DON’T DRAG IT OUT AND WASTE OUR TIME
THIS LOVE IS OVER DEAD ON THE VINE

REPEAT CHORUS

Discography

**1978 Single In Like Flynn / I Don’t Want To Fight
**1980 Album "Lonnie The Loser & Easy Mary" **1984 Album "America Is Dancing Again"
**1990 Album " I Guess I Do" Larry Mangum & The Invisible Cowboys 1989
**Album Larry Mangum & The Invisible Cowboys Trail Stories
**2001 Album Larry Mangum & The Cowboy Orchestra “Live At The Crawfish
Festival”
**2002 Album Larry Mangum "Original Songs 1976-2001"
**2005 Album Larry Mangum "Live 2005"
** 2006 Album Larry Mangum "Other Songs & Stories"
** 2007 Album Larry Mangum "Genetic" - American Roots Music
** 2008 Album "Brand New Honkytonk"
** 2010 Album " The Days Of Our Lives"

Set List

Larry excels at adapting his music to the situation, and performs solo, duo, and trio-up to a full Western Swing band called "The Cowboy Orchestra". Original music is preferred but typically 45min-1 hr. with covers of many styles,primarily country rock and folk. His band was twice named "Best Country Band" in North Florida and South Georgia in the 1990's. My original music is influenced by legendary musical heroes like Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys, Hank Williams Sr., John Denver, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Dwight Yoakam, The Eagles, Gordon Lightfoot and John Prine.