House Of The Rising Sun ChordsHouse Of The Rising Sun Chords

House of the Rising Sun Chords 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. House Of The Rising Sun Lyrics With Chords. 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.

House Of The Rising Sun Chords

 

[Intro]
| Am | C | D | F |
| Am | E | Am | E |

[Verse 1]
           Am  C             D                     F
There is a  house in New Orleans
          Am         C           E 
They call the “Rising Sun”
             Am           C           D                        F
And it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy
        Am       E            | Am | C | D | F | Am | E | Am | E |
And God, I know, I’m one                    (organ plays E7)

[Verse 2]
      Am         C        D            F
My mother was a tailor (organ: F7)
        Am           C                E 
She sewed my new blue jeans (organ: E7)
       Am      C       D               F
My father was a gambling man
Am          E         | Am | C | D | F | Am | E | Am | E |
Down in New Orleans.                 (organ plays E7)

[Verse 3]
                Am   C          D                  F
Now the only thing a gambler needs (organ: F7)
       Am         C        E 
Is a suitcase and a trunk (organ: E7)
               Am  C          D                F
And the only time, he’s satisfied,
     Am             E        | Am | C | D | F | Am | E | Am | E |
Is when he’s on a drunk                        (organ plays E7)

[Organ Solo]
| Am | C | D | F |
| Am | C | E | % |
| Am | C | D | F |
| Am | E | | Am | C/E | D | F |
| Am | E | Am | E |

[Verse 4]
       Am        C                    D             F
Oh, mother, tell your children (organ: F7)
             Am        C           E
Not to do what I have done (organ: E7)
Am              C            D                       F
Spend your lives in sin and misery
             Am         E             | Am | C | D | F | Am | E | Am | E |
In the House of Rising Sun                          (organ plays E7)

[Verse 5]
                     Am         C        D                    F
Well, I got one foot on the platform (organ plays F7)
        Am             C             E
The other foot on the train (organ: E7)
        Am    C           D                     F
I’m going back to New Orleans (organ: F7)
     Am            E              | Am | C | D | F | Am | E | Am | E |
To wear that ball and chain                    (organ plays E7#9)

[Verse 6]
                    Am  C             D                    F
Well, there is a house in New Orleans (organ: F7)
         Am           C          E
They call the “Rising Sun” (organ: E7)
               Am         C           D                      F
And it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy
           Am     E7         | Am | C | D | F7 | Am | E7 |
And God, I know, I’m one

[Coda]
| Am | Dm | Am | Dm | Am | Dm |
(a tempo)
| Am | Dm | Am | Dm | Am
       (ritardando)

 

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