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The Animals House of the Rising Sun Lyrics

Last updated: 05/10/2012 11:00:00 AM

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 blue jeans,
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 drug.

Oh mother tell your children,
Not to do what I have done:
To spend your lifes 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 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.

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Thanks! | Reviewer: Haley | 5/10/12

Hey guys! Just giving all my buddiess and fans
out there for voting on idol for me and this was one of my fave songs
To sing on idol. So thanks so much. Love you guys!

-Haley Reinhart

The Song | Reviewer: Prosper | 6/16/09

This is one of my top 5 favorite songs of all time. I don't care who wrote because the Animals play it so bloody well. I want this song to be played at my funeral. Also, this song would be great to listen to during a zombie attack. I do not know why but it would be, I think. By the way, Left 4 Dead 2 is set in New Orleans,so yeah. Just thought I'd say that. Maybe I'm an idiot.

The song | Reviewer: Prosper | 6/12/09

This is one of my top five favorite songs of all time. I do not care who wrote it because The Animals play it so bloody well. I want this song to be played at my funeral. Also, I would play this song during a zombie attack. I don't know why but I would.

song from past | Reviewer: Kerodal | 4/1/08

i like the way the song starts strongly with the slow side to side feeling, the guitar so grispy, and then comes the singers voice, sound like drovned to jack&daniels sound of man like the songs one... organs are awesome and no one can never forget this classic..
10/10

Where House of the Rising Sun came from | Reviewer: Cosmic | 3/15/07

Actually, the house of The Rising Sun was a brothel in New Orleans back in the late 1800's. Also, the original lyrics were written by Georgia Turner and Bert Martin, and first recorded back in the 1920's. The original lyrics are about a girl "working" in the brothel.

Prison | Reviewer: Evgeni | 9/5/06

What a great song!

I wonder if if he sings about his time in prison....