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Ruby
Dave Rawlings Machine Lyrics


Ruby, let down your golden hair
When I'm standing at the bottom of your stairs
Ruby, I can see your TV on
But the people there, they flicker and they're gone

So let down your golden hair for me tonight
Let down your golden hair for me to climb

Just like an old time telegraph man I came here with a simple job to do
'Cause that news coming down the wire says that your head's on fire
And I'm trying to get a message through to you

Ruby, you ain't lonely yet
With your crystal and your Russian cigarette
Ruby, haven't you heard before
Working is the finest tower when it hasn't got a door?

So let down your golden hair for me to climb
Let down your golden hair for me tonight

Just like an old time telegraph man I came here with a simple job to do
'Cause that news coming down the wire says that your bed's on fire
And I'm trying to get a message through to you, Ruby

I'm that old time telegraph man and I came here with a simple job to do
'Cause that news coming down the wire says that your world's on fire
And I'm trying to get a message through to you

I'm that old time telegraph man and I came here with a simple job to do
'Cause that news coming down the wire says that your world's on fire
And I'm trying to get a message through to you

Writer(s): David Rawlings Copyright: Cracklin' Music

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Kaili Villanueva

Since there really isn’t a lyric video for this song anywhere, here are the lyrics ::

Ruby, let down your golden hair
When I'm standing at the bottom of your stairs
Ruby, I can see your TV on
But the people there, they flicker and they're gone
So let down your golden hair for me tonight
Let down your golden hair for me to climb
Just like an old time telegraph man I came here with a simple job to do
'Cause that news coming down the wire says that your head's on fire
And I'm trying to get a message through to you
Ruby, you ain't lonely yet
With your crystal and your Russian cigarette
Ruby, haven't you heard before
Working is the finest tower when it hasn't got a door?
So let down your golden hair for me to climb
Let down your golden hair for me tonight
Just like an old time telegraph man I came here with a simple job to do
'Cause that news coming down the wire says that your bed's on fire
And I'm trying to get a message through to you, Ruby
I'm that old time telegraph man and I came here with a simple job to do
'Cause that news coming down the wire says that your world's on fire
And I'm trying to get a message through to you
I'm that old time telegraph man and I came here with a simple job to do
'Cause that news coming down the wire says that your world's on fire
And I'm trying to get a message through to you



All comments from YouTube:

Rabonour

The bass vocals almost make me mad because they're so good. Ketch is the man.

Jasen Samford

That would be fiddler and Old Crow Medicine Show front man, Ketch Secor.

Amanda Thorne

I love this song so much we named our dog after it. :-)

Sarah Wright

lol yes! We named our kid after it!! ❤️

adandap

This is gorgeous. The chorus reminds me a bit of The Band's lovely 'Bessie Smith'. Try it if you like this.

Robert Vander Voort

The Band at their best, even without a particular tune in mind is a great analogy. Storytellers

D'Ascoyne

Exactly what I was thinking when I heard this song first time. It's very similar to Bessie Smith.

Michael Bell

This is even better than the record version

sullivan2339

Bless KEXP- they provide a one-of-a-kind setting for consistent musical magic- like this jam- love the baritone vocalist! And Mr. Rawlings & Ms. Welch floor me darn near every time.

Lane Hancock CCO

Ketch, Willie, Dave, and Gillian. What a combo.

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