Allison Moorer – Ruby Jewel Was Here chords

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[INTRO]
C7 F7 G7 F7
C7


[VERSE 1]
C7In Nineteen and Double-Aught a harlot who was hot to trot
Bb F7 C7Gave a fine little bijoux to the world
C7With a blacksmith for a makeshift doc in a cathouse far from Camelot
Bb F7 C7Her goldmine brought to bear a baby girl
G7When the child screamed from life's first slap
G7The boss said "Kid get used to that
G7You'll never meet a day that isn't cruel"
C7And she wrapped her babe in a petticoat, grabbed a bottle and made a toast
Bb F7 C7Here's to my gorgeous bastard, Ruby Jewel
[CHORUS]
F7 C7And the man at the piano played a tune
F7 C7And everybody sang and danced in the saloon
G7Except Ruby (Ruby)
F7No not Ruby (Ruby)
C7Ruby Jewel
[VERSE 2]
C7Reared among the guttersnipeswhile her mama puffed a Chinese pipe
Bb F7 C7The salad days for Ruby didn't last
C7Forced to work and pay her dues inside that poor man's Moulin Rouge
Bb F7 C7A snot-nosed kid had to grow up fast
G7Night and day she toiled and sweat
G7While brothel patrons placed their bets
G7On who would be the first to break her in
C7Then one night the madam screams "Ruby, get to room thirteen
Bb F7 C7There's someone there who thinks you're quite a gem"
[CHORUS]
F7 C7And the man at the piano played a tune
F7 C7And everybody sang and danced in the saloon
G7Except Ruby (Ruby)
F7No not Ruby (Ruby)
C7Ruby Jewel
[VERSE 3]
C7In done-up hair and a borrowed dress she climbed the stairs scared to death
Bb F7 C7Said a prayer and tiptoed through the door
C7But on deaf ears her prayer fell 'cause through a tear she stared at hell
Bb F7 C7Standing there in nothing but his drawers
G7She recognized the whiskered chin
G7Bloodshot eyes and foul-mouthed grin
G7He was the man who wore the silver star
C7She tried to turn around and run, but he pulled out his big six gun
Bb F7 C7And said "Hon you won't get very far"
[CHORUS]
F7 C7And the man at the piano played a tune
F7 C7And everybody sang and danced in the saloon
G7Except Ruby (Ruby)
F7No not Ruby (Ruby)
C7Ruby Jewel
[VERSE 4]
C7Ruby Jewel woke up in bed a crimson pool between her legs
Bb F7 C7Naked as the day that she was born
C7But lying there next to him made her wish she hadn't been
Bb F7 C7If this was all that living had in store
G7Making sure he was asleep
G7She quietly got to her feet
G7Found his gun and aimed it between his eyes
C7She kept it there til he came to so he could stare down the barrel too
Bb F7 C7Pulled the trigger once and watched him die
[CHORUS]
F7 C7And the man at the piano played a tune
F7 C7And everybody sang and danced in the saloon
G7Except Ruby (Ruby)
F7No not Ruby (Ruby)
C7Ruby Jewel
[VERSE 5]
C7On a rainy night in 1912 locked inside the town's new jail
Bb F7 C7Ruby carved a message in the stone
C7When morning came hacks lead her out in ankle chains right through the crowd
Bb F7 C7Who waited in the mud to watch the show
G7They walked her up the gallows steps
G7And put the rope around her neck
G7Dropped the trap as all the watchers cheered
C7But on the wall of a cell in a tiny scrawl and misspelled
Bb F7 C7Were the words "Ruby Jewel Was Here"
[CHORUS]
F7 C7And the man at the piano played a tune
F7 C7And everybody sang and danced in the saloon
G7Except Ruby (Ruby)
F7No not Ruby (Ruby)
C7Ruby Jewel
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