Stephen took pity on me after my last battle, and suggested this battle, since I’m still doing songs that have the same name but are different songs. There’s a twist here, though: Both of the names translate to “The Black Rose,” rather than being “The Black Rose.” So here we go…
Thin Lizzy, “*Róisín Dubh*”
Thin Lizzy’s song is an Irish folk song from the 16th Century, one of Ireland’s most famous political songs (Wikipedia says it translates to “Little Dark Rose”). This was (more or less) the title track to Thin Lizzy’s 1979 album Black Rose: A Rock Legend.
Gary Hoey, “*La Rosa Negra*”
Gary Hoey’s “Black Rose” is from the 1994 album Music From The Motion Picture Bruce Brown’s The Endless Summer II.
Those of you that have voted here before know all these things, but for those of you who haven’t, here are your instructions:
- Listen to the two songs.
- Decide which song you like the best.
- Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
- Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:
I’ll announce the winner next Friday, May 22, so be sure and get your vote to me by then.
The lines are now open. Good luck to Thin Lizzy and Gary Hoey!