Song facts: “The House of the Rising Sun” is traditionally a folk song. The Animals’ version of the song was recorded in just one take in 1964. 

Harmonica type: diatonic

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There is a house in New Orleans
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They call the Rising Sun
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And it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy
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And God, I know I’m one

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My mother was a tailor
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Sewed my new blue jeans
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My father was a gamblin’ man
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Down in New Orleans

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Now the  only thing a gambler needs
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Is  a  suitcase and a trunk
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And the  only time he’ll be  satisfied,
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Is when is all a-drunk

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Oh mother tell your children
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Not to do what I have done
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Spend your lives in sin and misery
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In the House of the Rising Sun

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