One of the most interesting sub-genres of Country music is the Murder Ballad. It usually involves cheating and a lover’s quarrel. When Tanya Tucker sang “Blood Red And Going Down”, she took the murder ballad to a whole nother level.
“Blood Red And Going Down” was written by Curly Putnam. Tanya Tucker released it as her second single of the What’s Your Mama’s Name album.
In the song, Tucker sings the part of a young girl who watched her mother die at the hands of her father after they caught her mother with her boyfriend at a bar. Even though the song is dark, “Blood Red And Going Down” remains one of Tucker’s most popular songs.