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

Kenny Rogers Calico Silver cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mel Tillis
release date: 2002-6-21
length: 2:56
composer: Mel Tillis
lyricist: Mel Tillis
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

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