C F G7 Dm 1. You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair. C F G7 Ruby are you contemplating going out somewhere? Dm G7 Dm The shadows on the wall tell me the sun is going down. C F C/E Dm tacet C Oh Ruby, don't take your love to town. Dm C For it wasn't me that started that old crazy Asian war. Dm F G7 But I was proud to go and do my patriotic chores. Dm G7 Dm And yes it's true, that I'm not the man I used to be. C F C/E Dm tacet C Oh, Ruby, I still need some company. C F G7 Dm 2. It's hard to love a man whose legs are bent and paralized. C F G7 And the wants and the needs of a woman your age, Ruby, I realize. Dm G7 Dm But it won't be long I heard them say until I'm not around. C F C/E Dm tacet C Oh Ruby, don't take your love to town. C F G7 Dm 3. She's leaving now cause I just heard the slamming of a door. C F G7 The way I know I've heard it slam one hundred times before. Dm G7 Dm And if I could move I'd get my gun and put her in the ground. C F C/E Dm tacet C Oh Ruby, don't take your love to town. C F C/E Dm tacet Oh Ruby, for God's sake turn around.