In The Chain last week, we had a record by Kenny Rogers suggested by Jamie, the husband of regular Chain Ganger Alyson from What’s It All About, Alfie? and it occurred to me that I hadn’t posted anything by Kenny in this section.
Time to rectify that.
Well, actually, this is Kenny before he went solo, and long before he got into owning a chain of fast food outlets, which he chose to give the rather unfortunate name “Kenny Rogers Roasters”, which sounds like a newspaper scandal waiting to happen if you ask me. See, it could’ve been a lot worse, eh, Big Sam?
“Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town” is an anti-war song, telling the story of a war-wounded Vietnam vet whose partner, frustrated with his apparent inability to…erm…perform as a result of the injuries he sustained in battle, is heading out to take a new lover.
Which is a thoroughly Country way to address the issues of a war, particularly one as unpopular as the Vietnam war was.