Who Sang Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town? David Allan Coe

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Writer(s): Mel Tillis
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 2:41
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 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
Some 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

  • 1 A Satisfied Mind
  • 2 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
  • 3 Give My Love to Rose
  • 4 Fuzzy Was an Outlaw
  • 5 Mary Magdeline
  • 6 That Old Time Feeling
  • 7 Why Me
  • 8 Got You on My Mind
  • 9 You Can Always Come Back to Me
  • 10 Mississippi Woman
  • 11 Ride Me Down Easy
  • 12 Why You Been Gone So Long