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House of the rising sun  The Animals

There [Em]is a [G]house in [A]New [C]Orleans they
[Em]call the [G]Rising [D]Sun
And its [Em]been the [G]ruin of [A]many poor [C]girl, and
[Em]me, oh [D]God, for [Em]one.   [G]   [A]   [C]

If [Em]I had [G]listened to what [A]my mother [C]said,
I'd have [Em]been at [G]home to[D]day,
But [Em]I was [G]young and [A]folish, oh [C]God,
Let a [Em]rambler [D]lead me [Em]astray.   [G]   [A]   [C]

Go [Em]tell my [G]baby [A]sister,   [C]
Don't [Em]do what [G]I have [B7]done
But [Em]shun that [G]house in [A]New Orl[C]eans
They [Em]call the [D]Rising [Em]Sun   [G]   [A]   [C]
I'm [Em]goin' [G]back to [A]New Or[C]leans
My [Em]race is [G]almost [D]run,
I'm [Em]goin' [G]back to [A]spend my [C]life
[Em]Beneath that [D]Rising [Em]Sun   [G]   [A]   [C]   [Em]   [D]   [Em]

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drdavidbohn (report)


mercer (report)

The E7 should be an E for 4 beats then E7
for 4 beats,

pianos4ever (report)

yes those chords are much better thanks!

ross1975 (report)

try these cords if u like
am c d f am e am

emka (report)

I agree that the lyrics is not the version sung by The Animals, but technically it is not "wrong" since this text is an older version of the song which was rewritten by The Animals. But it probably shouldn't be labeled with the The Animals as performers. It is more likely that this is a version close to what Nina Simone performed.

Flaban (report)

wrong text, chords sounds bad too