Little Willie Littlefield:
Ruby-Ruby (1957)

Ruby, Ruby-Ruby (Ruby, Ruby)
I want you by my side (oh, Ruby, Ruby)
Ruby, Ruby-Ruby (oh, Ruby, Ruby)
I love your tender pride (oh-oh, Ruby, Ruby, oh, oh)

Ruby, Ruby-Ruby (Ruby, Ruby)
Say you love me too! (oh-oh, Ruby, Ruby)
Need your arms around me (Ruby, Ruby, oh-oh)
For you so kind and true, kind and true (oh)

I need you (oh, oh) in the mornin' (oh, oh)
Just to hold me tight (oh-oh-oh)
I need you in the night (yeah)
Just to kiss me goodnight (oh, oh, oh)

Ruby, Ruby-Ruby (Ruby, Ruby)
I need your guiding hand (oh, oh, Ruby, Ruby)
For I'm a lonely man (oh, oh, Ruby, Ruby)
Please understand, (oh) understand.

Ruby, Ruby-Ruby (Ruby, Ruby)
I need your guiding hand (oh, oh, Ruby, Ruby)
Please understand (oh, oh, Ruby, Ruby)
For I'm a lonely man, lonely man.

From Wikipedia: "Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated as R&B or RnB, is a genre of popular African-American music that originated in the 1940s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when 'urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat' was becoming more popular. In the commercial rhythm and blues music typical of the 1950s through the 1970s, the bands usually consisted of piano, one or two guitars, bass, drums, saxophone, and sometimes background vocalists. R&B lyrical themes often encapsulate the African-American experience of pain and the quest for freedom and joy. The lyrics in this genre of music focus heavily on the themes of triumphs and failures in terms of relationships, freedom, economics, aspirations, and sex."

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