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Jan 10, 2021 15:09:18   #
badbobby Loc: Humble Texas
 
reading some of the posts about Viet Nam
this song was brought to mind
how many of you have heard this song
and how many know the words?

Written by Mel Tillis and sung by Kenny Rogers

'You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair

Ruby,are ytou contemplating goin out somewhere?
The shadow on the wall tells me the sun is goin down
Oh,Ruby, don't take your love to town
It wasn't me who started that crazy Asian war
but I was proud to go and do my patriotic chore
And yes it's true,I'm not the man used to be
Oh,Ruby,
I still need some company

It's hard to love a man whose legs are bent and paralyzed
And the wants and needs of a woman your age,Ruby I realised
And it won't be long I've heard them say until I'm not around
Oh Ruby don't take your love to town

Sh'e leavin now cause I just heard the slammin of the door
The way I know I've heard it slam one hundred times or more
And if I could move I'd get my gun and put her in the ground
Oh ,Ruby,don't take your love to town

Oh, Ruby,
for God's sake turn around


my heart goes out to the veterans of that ol Asian war
they didn't start it but they went and did their duty
and then came home to harassment and called"baby killers"
makes me ashamed to be an American
this was a bad war
but the boys who were sent over there
were not bad
I salute and revere the "NAM" veterans

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Jan 10, 2021 15:12:43   #
Iowa Farmer Loc: Iowa City Iowa
 
I echo your sentiments, Bobby.

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Jan 10, 2021 15:13:57   #
CamT Loc: S/E Texas, La Porte
 
badbobby wrote:
reading some of the posts about Viet Nam
this song was brought to mind
how many of you have heard this song
and how many know the words?

Written by Mel Tillis and sung by Kenny Rogers

'You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair

Ruby,are ytou contemplating goin out somewhere?
The shadow on the wall tells me the sun is goin down
Oh,Ruby, don't take your love to town
It wasn't me who started that crazy Asian war
but I was proud to go and do my patriotic chore
And yes it's true,I'm not the man used to be
Oh,Ruby,
I still need some company

It's hard to love a man whose legs are bent and paralyzed
And the wants and needs of a woman your age,Ruby I realised
And it won't be long I've heard them say until I'm not around
Oh Ruby don't take your love to town

Sh'e leavin now cause I just heard the slammin of the door
The way I know I've heard it slam one hundred times or more
And if I could move I'd get my gun and put her in the ground
Oh ,Ruby,don't take your love to town

Oh, Ruby,
for God's sake turn around


my heart goes out to the veterans of that ol Asian war
they didn't start it but they went and did their duty
and then came home to harassment and called"baby killers"
makes me ashamed to be an American
this was a bad war
but the boys who were sent over there
were not bad
I salute and revere the "NAM" veterans
reading some of the posts about Viet Nam br this s... (show quote)


Amen BB, some so called American's shamed those men and our country

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Jan 10, 2021 15:17:36   #
Ben Bragg Loc: Dayton Ohio
 
Damn nice of you to say
My dad never came back.

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Jan 10, 2021 15:30:09   #
Miley1 Loc: Northampton county,Pa
 
badbobby wrote:
reading some of the posts about Viet Nam
this song was brought to mind
how many of you have heard this song
and how many know the words?

Written by Mel Tillis and sung by Kenny Rogers

'You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair

Ruby,are ytou contemplating goin out somewhere?
The shadow on the wall tells me the sun is goin down
Oh,Ruby, don't take your love to town
It wasn't me who started that crazy Asian war
but I was proud to go and do my patriotic chore
And yes it's true,I'm not the man used to be
Oh,Ruby,
I still need some company

It's hard to love a man whose legs are bent and paralyzed
And the wants and needs of a woman your age,Ruby I realised
And it won't be long I've heard them say until I'm not around
Oh Ruby don't take your love to town

Sh'e leavin now cause I just heard the slammin of the door
The way I know I've heard it slam one hundred times or more
And if I could move I'd get my gun and put her in the ground
Oh ,Ruby,don't take your love to town

Oh, Ruby,
for God's sake turn around


my heart goes out to the veterans of that ol Asian war
they didn't start it but they went and did their duty
and then came home to harassment and called"baby killers"
makes me ashamed to be an American
this was a bad war
but the boys who were sent over there
were not bad
I salute and revere the "NAM" veterans
reading some of the posts about Viet Nam br this s... (show quote)

I remember the song but not all the words ,spending time At Walter Reed recovering with all the other vets kind of put a damper on my memory.now being older it’s just normal thanks for your kind words for Nam vets

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Jan 10, 2021 15:48:08   #
badbobby Loc: Humble Texas
 
Ben Bragg wrote:
Damn nice of you to say
My dad never came back.


I'm truly sorry Ben
some gave their arms and legs
some gave their sanity
and others gave their lives

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Jan 10, 2021 19:53:29   #
plumbob Loc: New Windsor Maryland
 
Nice Tribute bb.

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Jan 10, 2021 22:53:35   #
dbed Loc: Brock, Nebraska southeast Ne.
 
thanks Vietnam veteran I know the song still hear it often on classic country radio

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Jan 11, 2021 06:08:39   #
Graywulff Loc: Cortez,Co.
 
dbed wrote:
thanks Vietnam veteran I know the song still hear it often on classic country radio
And to all of you who were in Vietnam, even though belated, WELCOME HOME, we're proud of you and grateful.

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Jan 11, 2021 10:56:23   #
bahmer Loc: Northern Illinois Rockford
 
badbobby wrote:
reading some of the posts about Viet Nam
this song was brought to mind
how many of you have heard this song
and how many know the words?

Written by Mel Tillis and sung by Kenny Rogers

'You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair

Ruby,are ytou contemplating goin out somewhere?
The shadow on the wall tells me the sun is goin down
Oh,Ruby, don't take your love to town
It wasn't me who started that crazy Asian war
but I was proud to go and do my patriotic chore
And yes it's true,I'm not the man used to be
Oh,Ruby,
I still need some company

It's hard to love a man whose legs are bent and paralyzed
And the wants and needs of a woman your age,Ruby I realised
And it won't be long I've heard them say until I'm not around
Oh Ruby don't take your love to town

Sh'e leavin now cause I just heard the slammin of the door
The way I know I've heard it slam one hundred times or more
And if I could move I'd get my gun and put her in the ground
Oh ,Ruby,don't take your love to town

Oh, Ruby,
for God's sake turn around


my heart goes out to the veterans of that ol Asian war
they didn't start it but they went and did their duty
and then came home to harassment and called"baby killers"
makes me ashamed to be an American
this was a bad war
but the boys who were sent over there
were not bad
I salute and revere the "NAM" veterans
reading some of the posts about Viet Nam br this s... (show quote)


Amen and Amen same here badbobby,

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Jan 11, 2021 11:39:13   #
Flytier Loc: Wilmington Delaware
 
badbobby wrote:
reading some of the posts about Viet Nam
this song was brought to mind
how many of you have heard this song
and how many know the words?

Written by Mel Tillis and sung by Kenny Rogers

'You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair

Ruby,are ytou contemplating goin out somewhere?
The shadow on the wall tells me the sun is goin down
Oh,Ruby, don't take your love to town
It wasn't me who started that crazy Asian war
but I was proud to go and do my patriotic chore
And yes it's true,I'm not the man used to be
Oh,Ruby,
I still need some company

It's hard to love a man whose legs are bent and paralyzed
And the wants and needs of a woman your age,Ruby I realised
And it won't be long I've heard them say until I'm not around
Oh Ruby don't take your love to town

Sh'e leavin now cause I just heard the slammin of the door
The way I know I've heard it slam one hundred times or more
And if I could move I'd get my gun and put her in the ground
Oh ,Ruby,don't take your love to town

Oh, Ruby,
for God's sake turn around


my heart goes out to the veterans of that ol Asian war
they didn't start it but they went and did their duty
and then came home to harassment and called"baby killers"
makes me ashamed to be an American
this was a bad war
but the boys who were sent over there
were not bad
I salute and revere the "NAM" veterans
reading some of the posts about Viet Nam br this s... (show quote)


That song still puts a twist in my drawers.

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Jan 11, 2021 16:07:37   #
Roger Renne Loc: Washington state
 
Thanks to all Vietnam vets for your service.

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Jan 11, 2021 16:14:21   #
Kerry Hansen Loc: Bremerton, WA
 
badbobby wrote:
reading some of the posts about Viet Nam
this song was brought to mind
how many of you have heard this song
and how many know the words?

Written by Mel Tillis and sung by Kenny Rogers

'You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair

Ruby,are ytou contemplating goin out somewhere?
The shadow on the wall tells me the sun is goin down
Oh,Ruby, don't take your love to town
It wasn't me who started that crazy Asian war
but I was proud to go and do my patriotic chore
And yes it's true,I'm not the man used to be
Oh,Ruby,
I still need some company

It's hard to love a man whose legs are bent and paralyzed
And the wants and needs of a woman your age,Ruby I realised
And it won't be long I've heard them say until I'm not around
Oh Ruby don't take your love to town

Sh'e leavin now cause I just heard the slammin of the door
The way I know I've heard it slam one hundred times or more
And if I could move I'd get my gun and put her in the ground
Oh ,Ruby,don't take your love to town

Oh, Ruby,
for God's sake turn around


my heart goes out to the veterans of that ol Asian war
they didn't start it but they went and did their duty
and then came home to harassment and called"baby killers"
makes me ashamed to be an American
this was a bad war
but the boys who were sent over there
were not bad
I salute and revere the "NAM" veterans
reading some of the posts about Viet Nam br this s... (show quote)


Thanks for starting this post BB. I am ashamed of those who took out their hate on those VETS who did their duty!

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Jan 11, 2021 16:22:18   #
saw1 Loc: nor cal Windsor
 
badbobby wrote:
reading some of the posts about Viet Nam
this song was brought to mind
how many of you have heard this song
and how many know the words?

Written by Mel Tillis and sung by Kenny Rogers

'You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair

Ruby,are ytou contemplating goin out somewhere?
The shadow on the wall tells me the sun is goin down
Oh,Ruby, don't take your love to town
It wasn't me who started that crazy Asian war
but I was proud to go and do my patriotic chore
And yes it's true,I'm not the man used to be
Oh,Ruby,
I still need some company

It's hard to love a man whose legs are bent and paralyzed
And the wants and needs of a woman your age,Ruby I realised
And it won't be long I've heard them say until I'm not around
Oh Ruby don't take your love to town

Sh'e leavin now cause I just heard the slammin of the door
The way I know I've heard it slam one hundred times or more
And if I could move I'd get my gun and put her in the ground
Oh ,Ruby,don't take your love to town

Oh, Ruby,
for God's sake turn around


my heart goes out to the veterans of that ol Asian war
they didn't start it but they went and did their duty
and then came home to harassment and called"baby killers"
makes me ashamed to be an American
this was a bad war
but the boys who were sent over there
were not bad
I salute and revere the "NAM" veterans
reading some of the posts about Viet Nam br this s... (show quote)


Know the song well. Was in the service during that time and remember all the protests against servicemen/women goin on then.
At least they don't do that anymore.

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Jan 11, 2021 18:41:56   #
Navyvet
 
Thanks from a "Nam Vet"
I don't say much on this blog, mostly read but couldn't let this pass without comment.
Everyone familiar with the Vietnam war history knows the US military didn't lost the war, the press lost it for us.
Not only did they lose the war for us, they turn all civilians against all that served.
When I returned from the "war" to civilian life I couldn't even get a job because of the bias.

I operated and repaired state of the art electronic equipment but couldn't get a job wiring a water heater that I applied for. (Not qualified was the reasoning)

I am proud I served and wouldn't change my decision to serve if given the choice.
The plus was Uncle Sam put me through college and I've had a successful engineering career, now retired and have plenty of time to fish and golf.

Raised in a blue collar family, I was the only one of 10 children to get a college degree.
I owe that to the military training and the veteran benefits I received.
This is more I've said about the subject in 50 years, just saying

Thanks again for your support after all these years
Just a heads up, the press is still not "Free", it has a bias and usually left of center.

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