Animals - House of the Rising Sun


They didn't write it, and they weren't the only band to play it, but they did it best. Since then, it's the most famous version of this traditional song. Below are the guitar chords. It's in 6/8 time.


As a strum pattern, you can try:

d . d U d . d . d . d

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The Animals - House of the Rising Sun

INTRO guitar only: Am C D F Am E Am E7 Am C D F There is a house in New Orleans, Am C E7x2 They call the "Rising Sun", Am C D F It's been the ruin of many a poor boy Am E Am And God, I know, I'm one. C D F Am E Am E7 My mother was a tailor, She sewed my new blue jeans, my father was a gambling man, down in New Orleans. C D F Am E Am E7 Now the only thing a gambler needs is a suitcase and a trunk The only time, he's satisfied, is when he's on a truck. C D F Am E Am E7 >> SOLO: over VERSE chords AND ... Am C D F Am E Am E7 (quieter) Oh, mother, tell your children Not to do what I have done - Spend your lives in sin and misery In the House of Rising Sun C D F Am E Am E7 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. C D F Am E Am E7 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. C D F Am E Am E Am E Am E Am E Am E Am HOLD

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