Robert Mizzell |Medley | Ruby, The Gambler, Reuben James | TG4

Robert Mizzell |Medley | Ruby, The Gambler, Reuben James | TG4


She painted up her lips and rolled and curled her tinted hair
Ruby are you contemplating going out somewhere?
The shadows on the wall tell me the sun is going down
Oh Ruby,
Please 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 sure could use some company
She’s leaving now cause I just heard the slamming of the door
The way I know I’ve heard it slam one hundred times before
if I could move I’d get my gun and put her in the ground
Oh Ruby
Please don’t take your love to town
On a warm summer’s eve
On a train bound for nowhere
I met up with the gambler
We were both too tired to sleep
So we took turns a-starin’
Out the window at the darkness
The boredom overtook us
And he began to speak
Well he said, “Son, I’ve made a life
Out of readin’ people’s faces
Knowin’ what the cards read
By the way they held their eyes
So if you don’t mind me sayin’
I think you’re out of aces
For a drink of your whiskey
I’ll give you some advice
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
While you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
While you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done
Oh Reuben James
In my song you live again
And the phrases that I rhyme
Are just the footsteps out of time
From the time when I knew you, Reuben James
Reuben James
you still walk the furrowed field of my mind
The faded shirt, the weathered brow
The calloused hands upon the plow
I loved you then and I love you now, Reuben Jam
Reuben James, you still walk the furrowed field of my mind
The faded shirt, the weathered brow
The calloused hands upon the plow
I loved you then and I love you now, Reuben Jam
I loved you then and I love you now, Reuben Jam

7 thoughts on “Robert Mizzell |Medley | Ruby, The Gambler, Reuben James | TG4”

  1. Incredibly good entertainer that some how fly's under the radar…..Robert you should be doing some world tours starting with Australia!

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