Who Sang Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town? Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers Calico Silver cover art

Some other versions of "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mel Tillis
release date: 2002-6-21
length: 2:56
You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair,
Ruby are you contemplating going out somewhere?
The shadows on the wall tell 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 paralyzed,
And the wants and needs of a woman your age really 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 heard its slams 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



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
  • 2 Reuben James
  • 3 Shine on Ruby Mountain
  • 4 Conditions (Just Dropped in)
  • 5 She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye
  • 6 My Washington Woman
  • 7 For the Good Times
  • 8 Something's Burning
  • 9 Heed the Call
  • 10 We All Got to Help Each Other
  • 11 A Poem for My Little Lady
  • 12 Where Does Rosie Go
  • 13 Sunshine
  • 14 Me & Bobby McGee
  • 15 Calico Silver
  • 16 Elvira

  • Album Information
    label: Time Music International Limited
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 5033606021822
    script: Latin