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Lyr/Chords Req: Ruby (Osborne Brothers)

Manders 31 Mar 08 - 11:53 PM
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Subject: 'Ruby' by the Osborne Brothers
From: Manders
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 11:53 PM

Hello.... I was just wondering if any of you out there know the meaning of the song "RUBY" originally by the Osborne Brothers - sung by a young 7 year old Ricky Skaggs. Specifically as well, the line in one of the verses that reads: "I'll take you to my shady so cold"
Does anyone out there have any info? Thanx so much...


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Subject: RE: 'Ruby' by the Osborne Brothers
From: Manders
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 11:54 PM

Sorry - I forgot to mention....does anyone know where I can get the tabs/guitar chords or anything regarding the music for this song?
Thanx again!!


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Subject: RE: 'Ruby' by the Osborne Brothers
From: Melissa
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 12:01 AM

Hi Manders,
What's the rest of the verse with the "shady so cold" part? I don't remember it.

I'm not sure there's really much 'meaning' in the song. Seems like it was probably done around the same time that groups were making songs with a girlname and a batch of floating verses.
Ida Red, Katy Daly, Sadie, Sophronie, Pearl, etc.


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Subject: Lyr Add: RUBY (Osborne Brothers)
From: Melissa
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 12:18 AM

RUBY

    Ruby, Ruby
    Honey are you mad at your man

I will set you in the shade
Shovel with my spade
Digging in the Brown Coal Mine

* Refrain

I've done all I can do
To get along with you
Still you're not satisfied

* Refrain

If you don't believe I'm right
Then follow me tonight
I'll take you to my shanty so cold

* Refrain


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Subject: RE: 'Ruby' by the Osborne Brothers
From: Melissa
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 12:24 AM

I found that here: http://home.comcast.net/~barb923/lyrics/i_R.htm

This looks like a possibly neat site for early bluegrass:
http://www.bluegrasslyrics.com/index.cfm.htm

If nobody comes up with chords within a day or so, I'll come back and give it a whirl. I guess the lyrics answer the question about the 'shady so cold'..


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Subject: RE: 'Ruby' by the Osborne Brothers
From: masato sakurai
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 12:34 AM

The Osborne Brothers - Ruby at the Newport Festival.


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Subject: RE: 'Ruby' by the Osborne Brothers
From: 12-stringer
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 01:41 PM

This song is older than the Osbornes. Cynthia Carver (Cousin Emmy), an influential radio performer of the 1930s and 1940s, made it, mostly out of "Old Reuben," a traditional banjo song. She's responsible for the distinctive chorus which is the real trademark of the song.


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Subject: RE: 'Ruby' by the Osborne Brothers
From: Manders
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 06:17 PM

Thanx for all your help you guys. I've checked out a few different sites that list lyrics, and so far, they have all said 'shady so cold' - altho' shanty does make more sense. We watched Ricky Skaggs on You Tube, and the guitar player standing behind him was playing D and A chords with the capo on the second fret, so we tried that and it seemed to work. Also most of the videos of artists we watched seemed to say 'shady' as well. I almost wondered if he was digging her a grave because he had plans to get rid of her or something.....I don't know, I just thought there had to be some sort of meaning to this one. Anyhow, thanks again so much!!!!!


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Subject: RE: 'Ruby' by the Osborne Brothers
From: Melissa
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 06:22 PM

Thanks for checking back in to say you found the chords.
Using D/A, is it mostly D with a quick A at the end of the lines?

That's what I had decided to post this evening if you hadn't found chords by then (except I would have probably used G/D or 1/5)


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Subject: RE: 'Ruby' by the Osborne Brothers
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 06:30 PM

Words are quite similar to versions of Cold Rain and Snow, a traditional song as well of course as mentioned above Reuben's Train and Cousin Emmy's version.

Hoot


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Subject: RE: 'Ruby' by the Osborne Brothers
From: Melissa
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 06:32 PM

it's also similar to Red Rocking Chair


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Subject: RE: 'Ruby' by the Osborne Brothers
From: Manders
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 11:58 AM

Hi there Melissa - I just checked back in - sorry it took a couple of days there. Here's one of the verses and a chorus with the chord change spots:

(D)Ruby, Ruby, honey are you (A)mad at your (D)man?

(D)I sit here in the shade, I shovel with the spade. I'm diggin' in the (A)ground's cold (D)mine. (Etc.)

It's the same in every verse and chorus. Hope that helps! See ya'!


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Subject: RE: 'Ruby' by the Osborne Brothers
From: GUEST,jason,loveless
Date: 30 May 11 - 12:36 AM

Hi name is jason,loveless I'am from a small called CampVerde Arizona.I'am learning the banjo if you can give me some tips on how to be a great banjo player cause the more I think about it because it cool to play at some theese bluegrass fair grounds.My grandpa AL loved bluegrass .My wife and,I are at jake and Lynne loveless@q.com


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Subject: RE: 'Ruby' by the Osborne Brothers
From: GUEST,Inukshuk
Date: 30 May 11 - 06:55 AM

Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper did 'Stoney (Are You Mad at Your Gal)'back in the late forties or early fifties. Same exact tune.


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Subject: RE: 'Ruby' by the Osborne Brothers
From: GUEST,jason,loveless
Date: 10 Aug 11 - 08:32 PM

Hi Sonny I was, sorry to hear about bobby passing away.Cause when I was a kid I loved the way you and bobby plus play bluegrass their was no other music like bluegrass music.I hope you get better. From Jason,L.Loveless


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Subject: RE: 'Ruby' by the Osborne Brothers
From: GUEST,jason,loveless.
Date: 11 Aug 11 - 12:43 PM

Hi Sonny I liked the way you and,Bobby played and sang ruby. Because it was cool cause I watched you both on my you tube the way you originally done it.Because that song was done the right way.I going to get learn how to play the mandolin I hope our seven and half year old is learning how sing by us going to church about every sunday.It was cool watching you and bobby play all them years I was little.I think Bobby and you were the best playing that Ruby song. When I send I hope you will you read it and like it.I have to go for now go ahead send me a email at jason and,lynne loveless@q.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ruby (Osborne Brothers)
From: GUEST,Jerry
Date: 17 Mar 12 - 12:36 PM

Does anyone have a mandolin tab of the version played by the Osborn Bros., or any other artist?


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