Further reading: Wikipedia article on Judy Stone.
Grammar grouch asks: Lay what with me, exactly? A carpet? An egg?
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.
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.
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.
On the album American III: Solitary Man by country music legend Johnny Cash (1932-2003).
On the album Take It To The Limit.