Who Sang Ruby (Don't take Your Love to Town)? Roger Miller

Roger Miller Walkin' in the Sunshine cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1967
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 2:59
Some other versions of "Ruby (Don't take Your Love to Town)"

You've painted up your lips an 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
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 it's true i'm not the man, ruby, that i used to be
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'm not around
Oh ruby, don't take your love to town

She's leavin' now 'cause i 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'd get my gun and put her in the ground
Ruby, don't take your love to town
For god's sake turn around
Don't take your love to town

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Walkin' in the Sunshine
  • 2 A Million Years or So
  • 3 Ruby (Don't take Your Love to Town)
  • 4 You Didn't Have to Be So Nice
  • 5 Green Green Grass of Home
  • 6 I'd Come Back to Me
  • 7 Absence
  • 8 Our Little Love
  • 9 Pardon This Coffin'
  • 10 Hey Good Lookin'
  • 11 The Riddle

  • Release information
    label: Smash Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin