Bobby Bare House of the Rising Sun Lyrics

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CD 1
  • 1 Going Down the Road Feeling Bad (I Ain't Going to Be Treated This Way)
  • 2 John Hardy
  • 3 Boll Weevil
  • 4 Farewell Angelina
  • 5 House of the Rising Sun
  • 6 Lookout Mountain
  • 7 I Was Drunk
  • 8 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  • 9 Dark as a Dungeon
  • 10 I Was a Young Man Once
  • 11 Banks of the Ohio
  • 12 Shenandoah
  • 13 Woody
  • 14 Tennesse Stud
  • 15 Tom Dooley
  • 16 The Devil and Billy Markham
  • There is a house in New Orleans
    They call the rising sun
    And it’s been the ruin
    Of many poor boys
    Lord I know I’m one

    My mother was a tailor
    Sew my old blue jeans
    My daddy was a gambling man
    In a town called New Orleans

    The only thing a gambler needs
    Is a suitcase and a trunk
    And the only he’s satisfied
    Is when he’s only drunk

    So mama tell your children
    Never do what I have done
    You live your life in pain and misery
    In the house of the rising sun

    I got one foot on the platform
    The other foot on the train
    And I’m going back to New Orleans
    To wear the ball and chain

    There is a house in New Orleans
    They call the rising sun
    Yea, we still got that old house in New Orleans
    That we call the rising sun
    Made a mess out of many old poor boys
    Only God knows I’m one

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