The House of the Rising Sun" is a traditional folk song, sometimes called "Rising Sun Blues". It tells of a life gone wrong in New Orleans; many versions also urge a sibling or parents and children to avoid the same fate. The most successful commercial version, recorded in 1964 by British rock group The Animals, was a number one hit on the UK Singles Chart and also in the United States and France.
The Animals' version of the American folk song is considered one of the 20th century’s British pop classics. While the original version was sung in the character of a woman led into a life of degradation, the Animals' version is told from the view of a young man who follows his father into alcoholism and gambling ruin. Although the date and author of the song are unknown, some musicologists have said that it resembled ballads of the 16th century, and could very easily have derived from one of that time.
The House Of The Rising Sun". 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. The "rising sun" has been a symbol for brothels in British and American ballads. In the traditional folk version of the song, the main character is either a prostitute or a prisoner. The Animals changed it to a gambler to make their version more radio-friendly. album: "The Animals " (1964). The House Of The Rising Sun Blue Feeling The Girl Can't Help It Baby Let Me Take You Home (Night Time Is) The Right Time Talkin' 'Bout You Around And Around I'm In Love Again Gonna Send You Back To Walker Memphis Tennessee I'm Mad Again I've Been Around.
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Watch the video for The House of the Rising Sun from The Animals's The Best of The Animals for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. The most successful version was recorded by the English rock group The Animals in 1964, which was a number one hit in the United Kingdom, United States, Sweden and Canada. The Animals' version was also a part of the soundtrack for the Martin Scorsese 1995 film Casino. The House of the Rising Sun" is a folk song from the United States. The Best of The Animals.
We have an official House Of The Rising Sun tab made by UG professional guitarists. Check out the tab . Backing track. In the Animals' recording the organ often plays 7th chords, when the guitar does not. Am. C. D. F .