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The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
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Introduction:  Am,  C,  D,  F,  Am,  E,  Am,  E

    Am                      C
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e|--------------0--------|--------------0--------|
B|-----------1-----1-----|-----------1-----1-----|
G|--------2-----------2--|--------0-----------0--|
D|-----2-----------------|-----2-----------------|
A|--0--------------------|--3--------------------|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------|

    D                       F
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e|-----------2--2--------|--------------1--------|
B|--------3--------3-----|-----------1-----1-----|
G|-----2--------------2--|--------2-----------2--|
D|--0--------------------|-----3-----------------|
A|-----------------------|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|--1--------------------|

   Am                      E
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e|--------------0--------|--------------0--------|
B|-----------1-----1-----|-----------0-----0-----|
G|--------2-----------2--|--------1-----------1--|
D|-----2-----------------|-----2-----------------|
A|--0--------------------|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|--0--------------------|

    Am                      E
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    |  |  |  |  |  |  |     |  |  |  |  |  |  |
e|--------------0--------|--------------0--------|
B|-----------1-----1-----|-----------0-----0-----|
G|--------2-----------2--|--------1-----------1--|
D|-----2-----------------|------2----------------|
A|--0--------------------|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|--0--------------------|



     Am    C        D           F
There is a house in New Orleans
     Am       C      E          E
They call the Risin' Sun
         Am       C       D           F
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy.
    Am     E        Am    C, D, F, Am, E, Am, E
And God, I know I'm one.


My mother was a tailor.
She sewed my new blue jeans.
My father was a gamblin' man
Down in New Orleans.


Now, the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and a trunk
And the only time that he's satisfied
Is when he's on a drunk


Organ Solo:  1 Verse 


Oh, Mother, tell your children
Not to do what I have done.
Spend your lives in sin and misery
In the house of the Risin' Sun.


Well, I've got one foot on the platform.
The other foot on the train.
I'm goin' back to New Orleans
To wear that ball and chain.


Well, there is a house in New Orleans
They call the Risin' Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy.
And God, I know I'm one.
        
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The House of the Rising Sun is a traditional folk song. Also called "House of the Rising Sun" or occasionally "Rising Sun Blues", it tells of a life gone wrong in New Orleans. The most successful commercial version was recorded by the English rock group The Animals in 1964, which was a number one hit in the United Kingdom, United States, Sweden, Finland and Canada. The song is in chromatic-minor

An interview with Eric Burdon revealed that he first heard the song in a club in Newcastle, England, where it was sung by the Northumbrian folk singer Johnny Handle. The Animals were on tour with Chuck Berry and chose it because they wanted something distinctive to sing. This interview denies assertions that the inspiration for their arrangement came from Bob Dylan. The band enjoyed a huge hit with the song, much to Dylan's chagrin when his version was referred to as a cover—the irony of which was not lost on Van Ronk, who said the whole issue was a "tempest in a teapot", and that Dylan stopped playing the song after The Animals' hit because fans accused Dylan of plagiarism. Dylan has said he first heard The Animals' version on his car radio and "jumped out of his car seat" because he liked it so much.

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Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 11/26/2012
Updated: 10/23/2015
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