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Ruby Baby

-Artist: Dion from the CD "The 60's-Rave On"-Time Life Music 2R9R-29
-peak Billboard position # 2 in 1963
-previously a # 10 hit for the Drifters in 1956
-later charted by Billy "Crash" Craddock at # 33 in 1975
-Words and Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

Words in brackets

are SPOKEN asides

Ah now said I love a girl and-a Ruby is her name

This girl don't love me but I love 'er just the same

(Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh), Ruby, Ruby, I'm-a want ya
Like a ghost I'm-a gonna haunt ya
Ruby, Ruby, Ruby will you be mine?, sometime

Ah each time I see you, baby my heart cries

I tell ya I'm gonna steal you away from all those guys

Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, from the happy day I met ya
Now I made a bet that I was goin' to get ya
Ruby, Ruby, Ruby will you be mine?

"Hey-hey " overlaid with (Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, baby)
"Hey-hey " overlaid with (Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, baby)
"Hey-hey " overlaid with (Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, baby)
"Hey-hey " overlaid with (Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, baby)

{"Hey-hey " interspersed with "Oh, oh, oh, oh"}

"Hey-hey " overlaid with (Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, baby)}
Well, I tell ya

Now I love this girl I said-a Ruby is her name

When this girl looks at me she just sets my soul aflame

Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, I got some hugs and-a kisses, too
Yeah and now I'm gonna give-a them all to you
Now, listen, now Ruby, Ruby, when will you be mine?

"Hey-hey " overlaid with (Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, baby)
"Hey-hey " overlaid with (Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, baby)
"Hey-hey " overlaid with (Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, baby)
"Hey-hey " overlaid with (Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, baby)
"Hey-hey " overlaid with (Oh, oh, oh, oh)

Ah listen, listen, listen, now
Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby will you be mine?

FADE

Transcribed by Robin Hood

These lyrics were transcribed from the specific recording mentioned above
and do not necessarily correspond with lyrics from other recordings, sheet
music, songbooks or lyrics printed on album jackets.



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