You've painted up your lips an 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 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 heard the slammin' 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 God sakeS turn around