Black Rose (Shaver Billy Joe)

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