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House of the Rising Sun  Misc. Traditional


There [Am]is a [C]house in [D]New Or-[F]leans,
They [Am]call the [C]Rising [E7]Sun
And it's [Am]been the [C]ruin of [D]many a po' [F]girl,
And [Am]me, Oh [E7]God, I'm [Am]one.
[C]...  [D]...  [F]...  [C]...  [E7]

My [Am]mother [C]was a [D]tailor [F],
She [Am]sewed my [C]new blue [E7]jeans
My [Am]father [C]was a [D]gamblin' [F]man,
[Am]down in [E7]New [Am]Orleans.
Now the [Am]only [C]thing a [D]gambler [F]needs,
Is a [Am]suitcase [C]and a [E7]trunk
And the [Am]only [C]time he's [D]satis-[F]fied,
Is [Am]when he's [E7]on a [Am]drunk.
He [Am]fills his [C]glass up [D]to the [F]brim,
And he'll [Am]pass the [C]cards a-[E7]round
And the [Am]only [C]pleasure he [D]gets outa [F]life,
Is [Am]ramblin' [E7]town to [Am]town.
Go [Am]tell my [C]baby [D]sister, [F],
Not to [Am]do what [C]I have [E7]done
But to [Am]shun that [C]house in [D]New Or-[F]leans,
They [Am]call the [E7]Rising [Am]Sun.
Well I've got [Am]one foot [C]on the [D]platform, [F]
and the [Am]other foot [C]on the [E7]train
I'm [Am]goin' [C]back to [D]New Or-[F]leans,
to [Am]wear that [E7]ball and [Am]chain
Well I'm [Am]goin' [C]back to [D]New Or-[F]leans,
my [Am]race is [C]almost [E7]run
I'm [Am]goin' [C]back to [D]end my [F]life,
down [Am]in the [E7]Rising [Am]Sun
Oh [Am]mothers [C]tell your [D]children, [F],
Not to [Am]do what [C]I have [E7]done
[Am]spend their [C]lives in [D]sin and mis[F]ery,
in the [Am]house of the [E7]Rising [Am]Sun.
There [Am]is a [C]house in [D]New Or-[F]leans,
they [Am]call the [C]Rising [E7]Sun
And it's [Am]been the [C]ruin of [D]many a po' [F]girl,
and [Am]me, Oh [E7]God, I'm [Am]one.

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Headcase (report)

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).

zoethebard (report)

DragonKatie... I believe that is "The Animals" version... the one above, I believe, is the original "traditional" song....?

DragonKatie (report)

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