Conway Twitty performs “I’d Love To Lay You Down” at the Country Music Festival in 1985.

It reached number # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, also managed to reach number # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks lists, it would be the twenty-fourth number one of Conway's career.

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I’d Love To Lay You Down:

Lp cover Conway Twitty ( MCA 1980 )
Lp cover Conway Twitty ( MCA 1980 )

Song written by Johnny MacRae, and recorded by Conway Twitty, for the MCA label, in November 1979 Woodland Sound Studio, 1011 Woodland St., Nashville, TN, accompanied on the recording by: Conway Twitty (Conway Twitty (vocal), Johnny Christopher (acoustic guitar), Reggie Young (lead guitar), Mike Leech / Paul Uhrig (bass), Jerry Carrigan (drums), Farrell Morris (percussion), Terry McMillan (percussion / harmonica), Bobby Wood / Shane Keister (keyboards) + The Sid Sharp Strings + Read Jane Berinati, Janie Fricke, Bonnie Gallie, Donna McElroy, Pam Wolfe, Tom Branon, Bob Messinger, Duane West (bcak vcl) With the production of Conway Twitty & David Barnes, was released on January 14 From 1980, on March 29, 1980, it reached number # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, on April 19 it also managed to reach number # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks lists, it would be the twenty-fourth number one of Conway’s career.



The song was included in Conway’s forty-first studio album, Heart & Soul (MCA 1980), was released in January 1980, reaching # 10 on the US Top Country Albums charts, on the Canadian charts country albums arrived at number # 3.

Versions:

Daryle Singletary 2007 (Shanachie)
Brian Mallery 2013 (Dirt Road Records)
Jeff Bates 2014 (Black River Entertainment)
Barrett Baber 2017 (Republic Records)





Conway Twitty – I’d Love To Lay You Down Lyrics

There’s a lot of ways of sayin’ what I want to say to you,
There’s songs and poems and promises and dreams that might be true.
But I wont talk of stary skies or moonlight on the ground,
I’ll come right out and tell you, I’d just love to lay you down.

Lay ya down and softly whisper pretty love words in your ear.
Lay ya down and tell you all the things a woman loves to hear.
I’ll let you know how much it means just havin’ you around.
Oh darlin’, how I’d love to lay you down.

There’s so many ways your sweet love made this house into a home.
You’ve got a way of doin’ little things that turn me on.
Like standin’ in the kitchen in your faded cotton gown,
With your hair all up in curlers, I’d still love to lay ya down.

Lay ya down and softly whisper pretty love words in your ear.
Lay ya down and tell you all the things a woman loves to hear.
I’ll let you know how much it means just havin’ you around.
Oh darlin’, how I’d love to lay you down.

When a whole lot of Decembers are showin’ in your face.
Your auburn hair has faded and silver takes it’s place.
You’ll be just as lovely and I’ll still be around.
And if I can, I know that I’d still love to lay you down.

Lay ya down and softly whisper pretty love words in your ear.
Lay ya down and tell you all the things a woman loves to hear.
I’ll let you know how much it means just havin’ you around.
Oh darlin’, how I’d love to lay you down.

Lay ya down and softly whisper pretty love words in your ear.
Lay ya down and tell you all the things my woman loves to hear.
I’ll let you know how much it means just havin’ you around.
Oh darlin’, how I’d love to lay you down.

Lay ya down and softly whisper pretty love words in your ear.
Lay ya down and tell you all the things my woman loves to hear.
I’ll let you know how much it means just havin’ you around.
Oh darlin’, how I’d love to lay you down…

Single Conway Twitty ( MCA 1980 )
Single Conway Twitty ( MCA 1980 )

Miquel Batlle
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