from Itll Al Be OK by Bart Budwig

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Songwriter: Mel Tillis
Favorite Version: Kenny Rogers and The First Edition


You've painted up your lips and 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.
Oh Ruby, don't take your love to town.

For it wasn't me that started that old crazy Asian war.
But I was proud to go and do my patriotic chores.
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 paralized.
And the wants and the needs of a woman your age, Ruby, I realize.
But it won't be long I heard them say until I'm not around.
Oh Ruby, don't take your love to town.

She's leaving now cause I just heard the slamming of a 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.


from Itll Al Be OK, released May 1, 2020


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