The House of the Rising Sun Lyrics

The Animals


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Alan Price, Traditional
album: Track 1 in album The Animals
release date: 1964-9
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length: 4:22

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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 a drunk

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

Track Listing

  • 1 The House of the Rising Sun
  • 2 Blue Feeling
  • 3 The Girl Can't Help It
  • 4 Baby Let Me Take You Home
  • 5 The Right Time
  • 6 Talkin' 'bout You
  • 7 Around and Around
  • 8 I'm in Love Again
  • 9 Gonna Send You Back to Walker
  • 10 Memphis Tennessee
  • 11 I'm Mad Again
  • 12 I've Been Around