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Friday, March 23, 2012

Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town - Mel Tillis/Waylon Jennings/Roger Miller/Kenny Rogers & The First Edition/Leonard Nimoy/Walter Brennon/Bobby Bare/Faron Young/George Jones/Dale Hawkins/Jerry Reed/Johnny Darrell/Carl Perkins/Geraldine Stevens

Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair
Ruby, are you contemplating, going out somewhere
The shadow on the wall tells me the sun is going down
Oh, Ruby, don't take your love to town

It wasn't me that started that crazy Asian war
But I was proud to go and do my patriotic chore
And, yes, it's true that I'm not the man I used to be
Oh, Ruby, I still need some company

It's hard to love a man whose legs are bent and paralyzed
And I won't serve the needs of a woman of your age
Ruby, I realized but it won't be long
I've heard them say until I'm not around
Oh, Ruby, don't take your love to town

She's leaving now 'cause I just heard the slamming of the door
The way I know, I've heard it slam one hundred times before
And if I could move, I'd get my gun and put her in the ground
Oh, Ruby, don't take your love to town
Oh, Ruby, for God's sake, turn around

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