Blood Red and Goin' Down

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"Blood Red and Goin' Down"
Single by Tanya Tucker
from the album What's Your Mama's Name
B-side "The Missing Piece of Puzzle"
Released July, 21 1973
Genre Country
Length 3:02
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Curly Putman
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill
Tanya Tucker singles chronology
"What's Your Mama's Name"
"Blood Red and Goin' Down"
"Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)"

"Blood Red and Goin' Down" is a song written by Curly Putman, and performed by American country music artist Tanya Tucker. It was released in July 1973 as the second single from Tucker's album What's Your Mama's Name. The single was Tucker's second number one on the country chart and would stay at number one for a single week and spend a total of twelve weeks on the chart.[1] In the song, the narrator, an adolescent girl, accompanies her father to a barroom where her mother and her mother's lover are drinking, and witnesses as her father murders the pair.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 74
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 357. 
  2. ^ "Tanya Tucker – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Tanya Tucker.
  3. ^ "Tanya Tucker – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Tanya Tucker.
Preceded by
"You've Never Been This Far Before"
by Conway Twitty
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

September 29, 1973
Succeeded by
"You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me"
by Ray Price
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

October 20, 1973
Succeeded by
"Kid Stuff"
by Barbara Fairchild