Kenny Rogers - Ruby, don’t take your love to town
Tekst en muziek: Mel Tillis
(1969)






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 old 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 paralysed
And the wants and the needs of a woman your age, Ruby, I realize
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’ve 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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