House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

 

Strophe 1) 

There is a house in New Orleans 

They call the Risin´Sun 

And it´s been the ruin of many a poor boy 

and God, I know I´m one 

 

Strophe 2) 

My mother was a tailor 

She sewed my new blue jeans 

My father was a gamblin´man 

Down in New Orleans 

 

 

Strophe 3) 

Now, the only thing a gambler needs 

Is a suitcase and a trunk 

And the only time that he´s satisfied 

Is when he´s on a drunk 

 

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Strophe 4) 

Oh, Mother, tell you children 

Not to do what I have done 

Spend your lives in sin and misery 

In the house of the risin´ sun 

 

Strophe 5) 

Well, I´ve got one foot on the platform 

the other foot on the train 

I´m goin´back to New Orleans 

To wear that ball and cnain 

 

Strophe 6) 

Well, there is a house in New Orleans 

They call the Risin´Sun

And it´s been the ruin of many a poor boy 

And God, I know I´m one