House of the Rising Sun

This song is also in 3/4 or "waltz" time. It sounds more medieval in Bb. If you have gotten tired of playing it on guitar over the years....here is a new instrument and new chords and chord voicing to help you rediscover this timeless classic and instant crowd pleaser!



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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
Sewed my new blue jeans
My father was a gambling man
Down in New Orleans

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

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

 

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've got one foot on the platfrom
The other foot on the train
And I'm going 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

Chord arrangement  2001, Mark Josephs

House of the Rising Sun