Who Sang Black Rose? Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver Old Five and Dimers Like Me cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1973
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 2:45
composer: Billy Joe Shaver
lyricist: Billy Joe Shaver
Way down in Virginia
Amongst the tall grown sugar canes
Lived a simple man and a dominiker hen
And a rose of a different name.

Well, the first time I felt lightning
I was standing in the drizzling rain
With a trembling hand and a bottle of gin
And a rose of a different name.

Well, the devil made me do it the first time
The second time I done it on my own
Lord, put a handle on a simple headed man
And help me leave that black rose alone.

When the devil made that woman
Lord, she threw the pattern away

She was built for speed with the tools you need
To make a new fool every day.

Way down deep and dirty
On the darker side of shame
I caught a cane cuttin' man with a bottle of gin
With a rose of a different name.

The devil made me do it the first time
The second time I done it on my own
Lord, put a handle on a simple headed man
Help me leave that black rose alone.

The devil made me do it the first time
The second time I done it on my own
Lord, put a handle on a simple headed man
Help me leave that black rose alone

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Black Rose
  • 2 Old Five and Dimers Like Me
  • 3 L.A. Turnaround
  • 4 Jesus Christ, What a Man
  • 5 Played the Game Too Long
  • 6 I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train
  • 7 Willy the Wandering Gypsy and Me
  • 8 Low Down Freedom
  • 9 Jesus Was Our Savior and Cotton Was Our King
  • 10 Serious Souls
  • 11 Bottom Dollar