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Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town Lyrics

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"Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town" is track #10 on the album Live. It was written by Mel Tillis.
"Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town" is track #10 on the album Live. It was written by Mel Tillis.

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You've painted up your lips
And rolled and curled your tinted hair
Ruby, are you contemplating
Goin' 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 chores

And yes, it's true
I'm not the man that I used to be
Oh, but Ruby
I still need some company

It's 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 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
Ruby, for God sake's turn around

Songwriters
Mel Tillis

Published by
UNIVERSAL-CEDARWOOD PUBLISHING

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