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Lyrics by: Mel Tillis
# Debut Chart
6 Jun '69 Hot 100
39 Jul '69 Country

Lyrics

You've painted up your lips And rolled and curled your tinted hair Ruby, are you contemplating Going out somewhere


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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 Slam 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

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