Who Sang Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town? Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs

Release information
Release Date: 2000-11-14
length: 3:38
Some other versions of "Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town"

Lyrics
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
Ruby don't take your love to town
It wasn't me who started that old crazy Asian war
But I was proud to go and do my patriotic chores
Yes it's true I'm not the man I used to be but Ruby I still need your company
[ banjo - dobro ]
It's hard to love a man whose legs are bent and paralized
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'm not around
Ruby don't take your love to town
She's leaving now cause I've just heard the slamming of the door
The way I know I've heard it slam one hundred times before
And if I could move I get my gun and put her in the ground
Ruby don't take your love to town
Oh Ruby don't take your love to town for God sakes turn around

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Hard Travelin'
  • 2 Dixie Home
  • 3 The Wreck of the Old '97
  • 4 Over the Hill to the Poorhouse
  • 5 Drowned in the Deep Blue Sea
  • 6 Coal Miner's Blues
  • 7 Pastures of Plenty
  • 8 The Ballad of Jed Clampett
  • 9 My Native Home
  • 10 When I Left East Virginia
  • 11 99 Years Is Almost for Life
  • 12 Bound to Ride
  • 13 Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
  • 14 Nashville Skyline Rag
  • 15 I Walk the Line
  • 16 Tonight Will Be Fine
  • 17 A Boy Named Sue
  • 18 Maggie's Farm
  • 19 Wanted Man
  • 20 Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town
  • 21 One More Night
  • 22 Girl From the North Country
  • 23 One Too Many Mornings

  • Release information
    label: Collectables
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin