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Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town written by Mel Tillis tabbed 5/22/05 Credit where it's due...to Larry's tab of Kenny Roger's version. Some of the chords are slightly different, and some of the lyrics are different, but much is still the same. INTRO: C C F G You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair C F Gsus4 Hey Ruby are you contemplating goin' out somewhere Dm G Shadows on the wall tells me the sun is goin' down C F Dm C Oh Ruby........don't take your love to town Dm C It wasn't me who started that old crazy Asian war Dm F Gsus4 And I was free to go and do my patriotic chore Dm G And Ruby I know I'm not the man I used to be C F Dm C Oh Ruby........I still need some company C F G It's hard to love a man who's legs are bent and paralyzed C F Gsus4 And the wants and needs of a woman your age, Ruby I realize Dm G And it won't be long I've heard 'em say until I'm not around C F Dm C Oh Ruby.......don't take your love to town C F G She's leavin' now, I just heard the slammin' of the door C F G The way I know I've heard it slam a hundred times before Dm G And if I could move I'd get my gun and lay her in the ground C F Dm C Oh Ruby........don't take your love to town C F Dm C Dm Oh Ruby........don't take your love to town, C Dm C For God's sakes turn around, don't take your love to town CHORDS marked (*): Play barre chords, mute.