The Animals

House of the rising sun

C major

Key

A minor

Relative minor

This song is played in C major

Notes in C major A, B, C, D, E, F, and G

Chords in C major C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am, and Bdim

Relative Minor You can also play this song in A minor. Just be sure to emphasize the minor key more when you use it. Other than that, the same notes and chords apply.

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Lyrics

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

[Organ Solo]

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