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"Ruby" was written by Mel Tillis.
"Ruby" 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 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
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 the wants and the needs of a woman your age, Ruby, I realize
But it wont be long, Ive heard them say until I'm not around
Oh Ruby, dont take your love to town

Shes leaving now 'cause I just heard the slamming of the door
The way I know Ive heard it slam a hundred times before
And if I could move, Id get my gun and put her in the ground
Oh Ruby, dont take your love to town
Oh Ruby, for Gods sake turn around

Mel Tillis

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