Red Foley – Tennessee Saturday Night, is a Western swing ballad written by Billy Hughes. The song tells of Tennesseans having a good time on a Saturday night. Each verse ends with the refrain:
They all go native on a Saturday night.
Red Foley and the Cumberland Valley Boys had a hit with the song (Decca 45136), staying on the charts for 11 weeks; reaching number on March 19, 1949. Johnny Bond’s recording (Columbia 20545) reached number 11 later that year.
Other Artists Recordings:
The Pied Pipers (RCA 20-3360)
Ella Mae Morse (Capitol 1903)
Roy Clark’s (Churchill 94007) reached number 85 in 1982
Ernest Tubb (1961)
Jerry Lee Lewis (1967).
Red Foley – Tennessee Saturday Night
A-side “Blues In My Heart”
Genre Western swing, country boogie
Singer Red Foley
Songwriter(s) Billy Hughes