Lady Lay Down

"Lady Lay Down"
Single by John Conlee
from the album Rose Colored Glasses
B-side "Something Special"
Released October 1978
Genre Country
Length 3:05
Label ABC
Writer(s) Don Cook
Rafe VanHoy
Producer(s) Bud Logan
John Conlee singles chronology
"Rose Colored Glasses"
"Lady Lay Down"
"Backside of Thirty"

"Lady Lay Down' is a song written by Rafe VanHoy and Don Cook, and recorded by American country music artist John Conlee. It was released in October 1978 as the second single from the album Rose Colored Glasses. "Lady Lay Down" was John Conlee's second country hit and his first of seven number ones on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for one week.[1]

In 1981, Tom Jones released a single with the song, that is also featured on his album Darlin'. Jones' cover of the song charted at number 26 on the same chart.[2]

Chart performance

John Conlee

Chart (1978–1979) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2

Tom Jones

Chart (1981) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 26


  1. Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 102. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. Whitburn, pp. 216-217
Preceded by
"Tulsa Time"
by Don Williams
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

January 13, 1979
Succeeded by
"I Really Got the Feeling"
by Dolly Parton
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