Ruby Ann

Marty Robbins

About Ruby Ann

"Ruby Ann" is a song recorded by American country music artist Marty Robbins. It was released in October 1962. "Ruby Ann" was the number one country follow-up to "Devil Woman." "Ruby Ann" spent a single week at number one and crossed over to the pop chart peaking at number eighteen. On the Easy Listening chart "Ruby Ann" went to number four.


Year:
1989
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I said hello to the man that tried to win your hand
A long time ago.
I tried to smile as he talked of the days
When he was your beau,
But I could see he was a-shamin' me
When he talked of his wealth and fame
Ruby Ann took the hand of this poor, poor man,
Ain't true love a funny thing?
Big man, you got money in your hand,
So what?
You're at a table for two, but still there's only you,
Big shot!
Well, your money can't buy if your power can't hold,
You can't romance your fame
Ruby Ann took the hand of this poor, poor man,
Ain't true love a funny thing?
Big man, you got money in your hand,
So what?
You're at a table for two, but still there's only you,
Big shot!
Well, your money can't buy if your power can't hold,
You can't romance your fame
Ruby Ann took the hand of this poor, poor man,
Ain't true love a funny thing?
Ruby Ann took the hand of this poor, poor man,
Ain't true love a funny thing

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Marty Robbins

Martin David Robinson (September 26, 1925 – December 8, 1982), known professionally as Marty Robbins, was an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. One of the most popular and successful country and Western singers of his era, for most of his nearly four-decade career, Robbins was rarely far from the country music charts, and several of his songs also became pop hits. more »

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Written by: LEE EMERSON

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10 facts about this song

Singer's History
"Ruby Ann" was performed by Marty Robbins, a hugely popular and successful American singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist considered one of the finest and most versatile country artists of the 20th century.
Chart Performance
The song reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in December 1962, establishing its popularity and success among country music fans.
Content Detail
Like many of Robbins' other songs, "Ruby Ann" tells a story. This song tells the tale of a man who believed he had no chance with the beautiful Ruby Ann, but she surprised everyone by choosing him over the wealthier suitors.
Stylistic Variation
"Ruby Ann" reflects Robbins' ability to transition across multiple musical genres, blending elements of country, pop, and folk in the song.
Album Appearance
While most famous as a single, "Ruby Ann" later featured on the album "Devil Woman" that was released in 1962.
Hit Making Period
The song was released during Robbins' most commercially successful period, the 1960s, during which he scored 16 number one hits.
Lyrics Contributors
Robbins often writes his songs, but "Ruby Ann" was written by the duo of Mel Tillis and Danny Dill, a factor that sets it apart from many of his other hits.
Song Duration
With a duration of just over 2 minutes, "Ruby Ann" is a relatively short song but packed with storytelling, displaying Robbins' ability to deliver engaging narratives in a compact format.
Popularity Over Time
Despite its age, "Ruby Ann" continues to be well-regarded and enjoyed by fans of country music highlighting the timeless appeal of Marty Robbins' music.
Notable Cover
Although "Ruby Ann" is most associated with Robbins, the song has been covered by other artists, further emphasizing its enduring popularity and appeal. For instance, country music artist Bobby Sykes covered the song in 1981.

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