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 It's 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 _g1.setAttribute('src', _g1.getAttribute('data-src') ); Complete your Kenny Rogers And The First Edition* collection. _g1 = document.getElementById('g1-logo-inverted-source'); […] song was written by Mel Tillis about a WWII veteran (though it is widely assumed to be about a Vietnam veteran) and first recorded by Waylon Jennings […]. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1973 Vinyl release of Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town on Discogs. You've painted up your lips and rolled, and curled your tinted hair Ruby are you contemplating going out somewhere? if ( localStorage.getItem(skinItemId ) ) { Watch the video for Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town by Kenny Rogers for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair Ruby are you contemplating going out somewhere? _g1 = document.getElementById('g1-logo-mobile-inverted-source'); Behind the Song: Kenny Rogers, “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” Published December 13, 2019. And in this day of writing by committee, “Ruby” stands up as an excellent example of what can happen when a lone craftsman gets an idea and works it and polishes it by himself until he knows it can’t get any better. Behind the Song: Kenny Rogers, “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town”, Behind the Song: Kenny Rogers, “The Gambler”, Producers Eliot Lipp and Michna Offer Free Recorded Samples for Musicians to Use During Quarantine, Industry Contact Database (Pro/Master Only), Lyric Critique Walkthroughs (Pro/Master Only), Today’s Song, December 6, 2020, for Dave Brubeck’s 100th Birthday Today, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, “Take Five”, Garfunkel: On Being Paul Simon’s First Champion, Today’s Song, December 4, 2020: Walter Huston, “September Song,” by Kurt Weill & Maxwell Anderson, Today’s Beatles: “Savoy Truffle” By George Harrison, Behind the Song: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, “Turn The Page”, Behind The Song: NewSong, “The Christmas Shoes”, Daily Discovery: Abbie Barrett & The Last Date, “Kingdoms and Castles”, Starbucks Rounds Up a New Batch of Cover Songs, Even at Her Tender Age, Arlo Parks Knows It Won’t Hurt This Much Forever, Spend Four Exhilarating Hours With Gov’t Mule’s 2017 New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, Honey County Releases New “Cry Wolf” Single, Shoots Joshua Tree Video, The Rebirth of Daya: ‘I Am Starting to Re-Connect with Myself’, Guy Blakeslee Channels Leonard Cohen and Coincidental Moments in Time on ‘Postcards From The Edge’’. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. } Discover releases, reviews, track listings, recommendations, and more about Kenny Rogers And The First Edition* - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town at Discogs. Contrary to what many believe, the song wasn’t written about the Vietnam war, even though it was recorded during that era and contains the line “It wasn’t me that started that old crazy Asian war.”, “Ruby is a real life narrative about a soldier coming home from World War II in 1947 to Palm Beach County, Florida,” says Tillis, himself a Florida native. “They were in Los Angeles recording their Something’s Burning album,” he recalls. Not all platinum versions, obviously, but one would imagine that Tillis’ ongoing mailbox money has been pretty sweet. Posted on Apr 11, 2016 by Ken Bigger April 11, 2016 <<