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.

Its hard to love a man whose legs are bent and paralyzed
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 leavin’ now ’cause I heard the slammin’ 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
God sake’s turn around…

Artist: Kenny Rogers And The First Edition
Album: Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town
Release Date: 1969
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