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Ruby Chords

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From: mclennon@fox.nstn.ns.ca (Bryan McLennon)

Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town
by Mel Tillis
V1.
       D                                                     A7    Em
You've painted up your lips an rolled and curled your tinted hair.
D                          D         A7
Ruby are you contemplating going out somewhere?
    Em                              A7                   Em
The Shadow on the wall tells me the sun is going down -
    D   G G/F# Em (Stop)
Oh Ruby-----
                        D
Don't Take your love to town

V2 (same as V1)
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 not around
Oh Ruby-----
Don't Take your love to town

V3.
   Em                              D
It wasn't me that started that old crazy asian war
   Em                           G         A7
But I was proud to go and do my patriotic chore
   Em                               A7                   Em
And yes, it's true that I'm not the man I used to be...
    D   G G/F# Em (Stop)
Oh Ruby-----
                        D
I still need some company.


V4 (Same as V1)

She's leavin' now 'cause I heard the slammin' iof 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-----
For god's sake turn around!

enjoy.....

Bryan
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rexboxy 306 wrote on October 11 2013, 11:30 pm, edited on October 23 2014, 12:49 pm

I had a weird comment here which I have to retract - not sure what I was thinking or hearing, but now I definitely find Pencom's Version 3 to be the most workable and plus he's the supremely tidiest formatter on all of UG. ;-)

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Lowman5000 324 wrote on June 4 2016, 01:08 am

This is the best version but the key is wrong. kenny rogers plays it in C. So the easiest way to have the right chords in order to play along to kenny rogers is to click on transpose -2.

Then the E-minor chords in the verses are actually Em7, i think (except for the first 2 lines of verse 3).

C (F) G7 Dm7
C F G7
Dm7 G7 Dm7
C F F/E Dm C

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