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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.

VisionaryCompanion

I am so glad that people still play this kind of music. These folks play it so well, it is like hearing this kind of music for the first time. God bless them.

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.

mj von kerczek

I love everything about these people and their music. Peace.

lowest skill

It's very nice, I don't have much to say other than when I first heard this I assumed it was way older than it actually is. I get some strong Big Star vibes from this.

Kenny Shore

What a gorgeous song. Love that Ketch is helping out!

Amanda Thorne

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

Sarah Wright

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

Marilyn MacDoald

I get such a kick out of Dave! When he plays, he acts like he surprises himself. He's an unspoiled Wunderkind who becomes fascinated when the music just EMERGES from him. He's so childlike in his delight, like "Wow, did I do that?" Priceless.

adandap

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

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