The House of the Rising Sun ist wie viele Folk-Songs ein Lied, dessen Ursprung nicht sicher geklärt ist. Besondere Berühmtheit erlang er wohl mit der Version der Band The Animals aus dem Jahr 1964. Rising Sun steht im amerikanischen für ein Bordell. In diesem Lied steht dies in New Orleans und erzählt eine tragische Geschichte. Hier findet ihr den vollen Text und die Gitarrenakkorde dazu.
Em G A C There is a house in New Orleans Em G H7 They call the Rising Sun Em G A C It has been the ruin of many a poor girl Em H7 Em And me, oh, God, was one Em G A C My mother was a tailor, Em G H7 She sewed them new blue jeans. Em G A C My lover he was a gambler, Oh Lord Em H7 Em Gambled down in New Orleans. Em G A C My husband was a gambling man Em G H7 He went from town to town; Em G A C And the only time he was satisfied Em H7 Em Was when he drank his liquor down. Em G A C Now the only thing a gambling man needs Em G H7 Is a suitcase and a trunk; Em G A C And the only time he's ever satisfied Em H7 Em I when he's on a drunk Em G A C Go and tell my baby sister Em G B7 Never do like I have done, Em G A C But to shun that house in New Orleans Em H7 Em That they call the Rising Sun Em G A C With one foot on the platform, Em G H7 And one foot on the train Em G A C I'm goin' back to New Orleans Em H7 Em To wear the ball and chain. Em G A C I'm going back to New Orleans Em G H7 My race is almost run; Em G A C I'm going back to spend the rest of my life Em H7 Em Beneath that Rising Sun.