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Judy Stone - Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone) (1974)

(David Allan Coe)
Australia Australia
#3 Sydney #5 Melbourne #2 Brisbane #3 Adelaide #3 Perth

Single on M7 YouTube by popular Australian singer Judy Stone, a regular on the long-running TV pop show Bandstand and often on the charts in Australia from the early 60s to the mid-70s.

See also, for example, her hits 4,003,221 Tears From Now (1964) and Born A Woman (1966)

Further reading: Wikipedia article on Judy Stone.

Grammar grouch asks: Lay what with me, exactly? A carpet? An egg?


Tanya Tucker - Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone) (1974)

(David Allan Coe)
USA USA
Original version
#5 Melbourne #3 Perth

Single on Columbia by country music star from Texas (b.1958) who had her first hit with Delta Dawn (1972) when she was 13 years old.

Co-charted with the Australian cover version by Judy Stone.

Reference: Biography by Sandra Brennan at All Music Guide; Arthur Rypens, The Originals (the book), 2000.
Further reading: TanyaTucker.com; Wikipedia article on Tanya Tucker.
Thanks to Terry Stacey for suggestion.


David Allan Coe - Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone) (1975)

(David Allan Coe)
USA USA
Later version

On the composer's 1975 Columbia album Once Upon A Rhyme.

David Allan Coe (b.1939), also known as The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy, is a prolific songwriter and recording artist who has a genuinely colourful past to match his outlaw country-rock image. His songs have been recorded by numerous stars of country music. One of his better known songs is Take This Job And Shove It, a #1 Country hit in 1978 for Johnny Paycheck.

David Allan Coe's first album, of songs written in prison, was Penitentiary Blues, released in 1969 by Sun. From the mid-70s he recorded 26 albums over 13 years with the Columbia label, beginning with The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy.


References: All Music Guide to Country. OfficialDavidAllanCoe.com
Further reading: Biography by Sandra Brennan at All Music Guide.


Willie Nelson With Waylon Jennings - Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone) (1983)

(David Allan Coe)
USA USA
Later version

On the album Take It To The Limit.


Johnny Cash - Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone) (2000)

(David Allan Coe)
USA USA
Later version

On the album American III: Solitary Man by country music legend Johnny Cash (1932-2003).