“Ruby” is a very common name among women in the 1900s; no wonder it's often used as a song title in the past. These songs were gathered from different genres, and countries and tell different tales of the narrator's encounter with Ruby. So, if you're looking for songs with the name “Ruby” in the title, you're at the right place. You'll find these songs most fascinating. Enjoy!
“Ruby Don't take your love” by Kenny Rogers
This emotionally captivating song describes the life of a soldier who returned from World War II with mental issues. He returned with him a lady named “Ruby” who was said to be one of the nurses who helped bring him back to life after a near death experience from injuries sustained in the battle.
Because of his injuries, he was paralysed and confined to a wheelchair and was with an unstable state of mind. From the lyrics, one could say he lost the zeal to perform his husbandly duties. As a result, Ruby had to go out to get satisfied by another man. He was emotionally depressed and would constantly get drunk and blame Ruby for everything. This persisted until she couldn't take it anymore and filed for a divorce. This song discusses the sad experiences our soldiers face in their relationships after warring times.
“Hey Miss Ruby“ by Conway Twitty
Conway Twitty or originally known as Harold Lloyd Jenkins is a country music legend and a great performer who has received numerous awards and accolades. Hey, Miss Ruby is one of his best-selling songs. This song depicts a boy - the narrator who is heads over heels with a girl - Miss Ruby, but she doesn't reciprocate his love. He tries just as much to make her look his way but to no avail. The irony behind this music is that although the boy knows Ruby does not love him in return, he still insists on showering her with love. This is the case when you say one person has enough love for the two. Her indifference towards him doesn't change his resolve a bit. It indeed portrays how powerful love can be.
Marty Robbin's “Ruby Ann”
Although released in 1962, this masterpiece conveys a lot of emotions. It tells the story of Ruby Ann - a woman the narrator loves. The narrator met Ruby Ann's ex-lover and they had a chat. During this conversation, the man expresses how he and Ruby spent their days together and bragged about his money and possessions.
Despite that, the narrator has strong conviction because he knows Ruby Ann loves him more than his ex-lover; although he was poor. This music gives the narrative that money cannot buy love and happiness. Marty Robbin describes how lucky he was to be loved unconditionally by Ruby Ann despite his poor state.
Dion DiMucci's “Ruby Baby”
This is one of Dion's masterpieces. It is an interesting song that talks about how the narrator desperately tries to woo Ruby- the woman he loves. It describes how he consciously tries to stand out from all other male competitors for Ruby. It's a humorous song and at the same time, enchanting. The narrator describes to her how much he loves her and asks if she'd be his.
“Ruby Tuesday” by Melanie Safka
This memorable song was formally released by the Rolling Stones in 1967. Melanie Safka in her awesomeness delivers an iconic version of it three years after its official release. This song conveys heavy emotions. It's about someone leaving you for another because they believe they cannot be tied to you or only one person. Ruby delivers an excellent cover of this with her amazing vocals. You could feel the sadness and depression in her voice. This piece is highly recommended.
“Ruby” by Kaiser Chiefs
This hilarious and addictive masterpiece by Kaiser Chiefs is one you should listen to. It's about the narrator who is obsessed with Ruby so much that according to him, he might not know the time of day. He tries to see the possibility of Ruby loving him in return or if she was outrightly playing games with his heart. This lovely song is a reflection of unrequited love.
“Rock and Roll Ruby” by Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash is a remarkable singer and as such, his reputation precedes him. This is one of his hit songs in the late 1900s. It talks about how he loves to watch Ruby dance. It describes how ecstatic it was and how beautifully she dances. The narrator, overjoyed with this experience, constantly says “It satisfies my soul”. Some listeners say that the ruby character was about his partner whereas other sources argue it was her daughter who he wrote that song for. Either way, it conveys strong emotions.
David Allen Coe's “Loneliness in Ruby's Eyes”.
This is one of my favourite heartfelt songs produced by David Allen Coe in June 1975. This song describes a woman whose name is Ruby. It describes how shattered her life was and how she lived her life to the point they were now. It follows that she was living in regret and she supposedly has a child in Dallas. The narrator grieves about the condition she was in. With a clear emphasis on her state of shame, the narrator describes how she sold her body to men - “that all men in Houston now knew her name and that she had lots of lovers”. It's a piece of music that conveys sadness, pity and grief.
“Ruby Soho” by Rancid
This is one of Rancid's most popular songs. This masterpiece is about a girl called Ruby Soho who falls in love with a rock-punk artist. The narrator is always on tours and this leaves her lonely all by herself. This time, he goes on this final tour which he knows is going to be his last time ever seeing her. Ruby also realises that the love is no longer there because he was only going on tours and is convinced that it was time to let go and move on. The character Ruby Soho was inspired by an All Elite Wrestling stall Ruby Soho. If you're a fan of wrestling, you'll notice that this song is her entrance theme.
Jim Ed Brown's “My new love is ruby ”
Jim Ed Brown is an iconic singer and songwriter with a great many hits. “My new love is Ruby” is one of his popular songs. The narrator is heartbroken and saddened by his lover who left him without no reason. As the name suggests, my new love is ruby, which is a red wine called ruby. He drinks into a stupor just to forget his memories of his lover. This music conveys a feeling of sadness, loneliness and helplessness. The narrator who doesn't know the whereabouts of his lover mourns her absence with a reassuring message that his newly found love is Ruby.