House of the Rising Sun

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House of the Rising Sun

Eric Burden covered this song and took it to newfound popularity in 1964 with his British rock group, "The Animals".

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House of the Rising Sun

Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Shawn Mullins and most famously The Animals covered this traditional folk song.


Lyrics

There is a house in New Orleans

They call the Rising Sun

And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy

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 trunk

And the only time he's satisfied

Is when he's on a drunk


(organ solo)


Oh mother tell your children

Not to do what I have done

Spend your lives in sin and misery

In the House of the Rising Sun


Well, I 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 Rising Sun

And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy

And God, I know I'm one

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