Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone) (song)

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"Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)"
Single by Tanya Tucker
from the album Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)
B-side "No Man's Land"
Released December 31, 1973
Genre Country
Length 2:23
Label Columbia
Writer(s) David Allan Coe
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill
Tanya Tucker singles chronology
"Blood Red and Goin' Down"
(1973)
"Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)"
(1974)
"The Man That Turned My Mama On"
(1974)

"Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)" is a song written by David Allan Coe, and recorded by American country music artist Tanya Tucker. It was released in December 1973 as the first single and title track from the album Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone). It topped the U.S. country chart on March 30, 1974, for one week and was Tucker's third number-one song on the chart.[1] On the Billboard Hot 100, the song peaked at number 46. Only her 1975 number-one country hit, "Lizzie and the Rainman", performed better on the pop chart. Coe later recorded the song as the b-side to his 1975 single "You Never Even Called Me by My Name." In 1975, a version by veteran Australian singer Judy Stone reached into the top 5 of the Australian pop charts. Willie Nelson recorded the song on his 1983 album, Take It to the Limit. In 2000, Johnny Cash covered the song on his album, American III: Solitary Man.

Alf Robertson covered the song in 1978, in Swedish as "Jennifers frågor".[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 46
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 7
Canadian RPM Top Singles 54

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 357. 
  2. ^ "Svensk mediedatabas". Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tanya Tucker – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Tanya Tucker.
  4. ^ "Tanya Tucker – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Tanya Tucker.
Preceded by
"There's a Honky Tonk Angel (Who'll Take Me Back In)"
by Conway Twitty
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

March 30, 1974
Succeeded by
"A Very Special Love Song"
by Charlie Rich