Who Sang Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town? Leonard Nimoy

Release information
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Rock Non-Music Pop
Style: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Spoken Word/Ballad
length: 2:52
producer: Steve Clark
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 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

It's hard to love a man whose legs are bent and paralysed
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 slam some 100 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

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Time to Get It Together
  • 2 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
  • 3 The Mayor of Ma's Cafe
  • 4 I Walk the Line
  • 5 I Finally Saw the Two of You Today
  • 6 Mary's Near
  • 7 Abraham, Martin & John
  • 8 Proud Mary
  • 9 Let It Be Me
  • 10 Everybody's Talkin'
  • 11 The Sun Will Rise
  • 12 Put a Little Love in Your Heart