“Lay Down Beside Me” is a song written by American songwriter Don Williams. The song was originally recorded by Williams and released as a single in 1979, where it reached #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It was later covered by Alison Krauss and became a hit for her as well.
The song’s lyrics express a desire for a deep, intimate connection with a lover, with lines such as “Just hold me and don’t let go / Feel my heartbeat against your soul.” The melody is simple and emotive, perfectly capturing the song’s romantic mood.
While there may not be an official release of an expanded version of “Lay Down Beside Me,” Don Williams was known for his smooth vocals and understated approach to country music. His version of the song remains a classic example of his signature style, and its enduring popularity is a testament to the timeless appeal of Williams’ music.
Here’s to Don. Thank You.