Thursday February 28th 2013, 3:33 pm
Video of the Day: Billy Joe Shaver
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YouTube Preview ImageBilly Joe Shaver- Black Rose

Here’s Texas country music legend Billy Joe Shaver performing “Black Rose” on Austin City Limits, on August 14, 1984.



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Actually the title of this one is “Black Rose.” It’s from Billy Joe’s “Old Five and Dimers Like Me” album. Waylon Jennings also covered it on his classic album of Shaver-penned tunes “Honky Tonk Heroes” in 1973.

Comment by NT 02.28.13 @ 10:52 pm

You’re absolutely right… thanks for the comment.

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…

Comment by Bryan 03.01.13 @ 10:17 am



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