House of the Rising Sun

Misc. Traditional

 AmCDF
There is a house in New Or-leans, 
 AmCE7
They call the Rising Sun
 AmCDF
And it's been the ruin of many a po' girl,
 AmE7Am
And me, Oh God, I'm one.
 CDFCE7
 ...  ...  ...  ...  

 AmCDF
My mother was a tailor ,
 AmCE7
She sewed my new blue jeans
 AmCDF
My father was a gamblin' man,
 AmE7Am
 down in New Orleans.

 AmCDF
Now the only thing a gambler needs,
 AmCE7
Is a suitcase and a trunk
 AmCDF
And the only time he's satis-fied,
 AmE7Am
Is when he's on a drunk.

 AmCDF
He fills his glass up to the brim,
 AmCE7
And he'll pass the cards a-round
 AmCDF
And the only pleasure he gets outa life,
 AmE7Am
Is ramblin' town to town.

 AmCDF
Go tell my baby sister, ,
 AmCE7
Not to do what I have done
 AmCDF
But to shun that house in New Or-leans,
 AmE7Am
They call the Rising Sun.

 AmCDF
Well I've got one foot on the platform,  
 AmCE7
and the other foot on the train
 AmCDF
I'm goin' back to New Or-leans,
 AmE7Am
to wear that ball and chain

 AmCDF
Well I'm goin' back to New Or-leans,
 AmCE7
my race is almost run
 AmCDF
I'm goin' back to end my life,
 AmE7Am
down in the Rising Sun

 AmCDF
Oh mothers tell your children, ,
 AmCE7
Not to do what I have done
 AmCDF
 spend their lives in sin and misery,
 AmE7Am
in the house of the Rising Sun.

 AmCDF
There is a house in New Or-leans,
 AmCE7
they call the Rising Sun
 AmCDF
And it's been the ruin of many a po' girl,
 AmE7Am
and me, Oh God, I'm one.




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DragonKatie (report comment to admin):
a lot of the lyrics are not right. here are the correct ones:

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 bluejeans
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
zoethebard (report comment to admin):
DragonKatie... I believe that is "The Animals" version... the one above, I believe, is the original "traditional" song....?
Headcase (report comment to admin):
 The Chords are right and the words are right. A lot of people sing (poor Boy),

it should be as it is in this virshion,
(poor Girl).