The House of the Rising Sun" 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. 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.
The Animals' version of the American folk song is considered one of the 20th century’s British pop classics. While the original version was sung in the character of a woman led into a life of degradation, the Animals' version is told from the view of a young man who follows his father into alcoholism and gambling ruin. Although the date and author of the song are unknown, some musicologists have said that it resembled ballads of the 16th century, and could very easily have derived from one of that time.
Watch the video for The House of the Rising Sun from The Animals's The Best of The Animals for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. The most successful version was recorded by the English rock group The Animals in 1964, which was a number one hit in the United Kingdom, United States, Sweden and Canada. The Animals' version was also a part of the soundtrack for the Martin Scorsese 1995 film Casino. The House of the Rising Sun" is a folk song from the United States. The Best of The Animals.
The "rising sun" has been a symbol for brothels in British and American ballads. In the traditional folk version of the song, the main character is either a prostitute or a prisoner. The Animals changed it to a gambler to make their version more radio-friendly. It is not known whether or not the house described in the lyrics was an actual or a fictitious place. There is a B&B in New Orleans called the House of the Rising Sun, decorated in brothel style. The owners are fans of the song, but there is no connection with the original place. A. The Animals Lyrics
Исполнитель: Animals, Песня: The House Of The Rising Sun. Intro Am C D F Am Em D . to shun that house in New Orleans. Am Em e-0---0-- B---1--1----0--0- G--2--.
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Written-By – Price*, Burdon*
|A2||House Of The Rising Sun
Arranged By – Price*Written-By – Traditional
Written-By – Hooker*
|A4||I'm Mad Again
Written-By – J. Hooker*
|A5||Bring It On Home To Me
Written-By – S. Cooke*
|A6||We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Written-By – Mann/Weil*
|B1||Story Of Bo Diddley
Written-By – Burdon*
|B2||How You've Changed
Written-By – Berry*
|B3||Bright Lights, Big City
Written-By – Reed*
Written-By – McDaniel*
|B5||Worried Life Blues
Written-By – Merriweather*
|B6||It's My Life
Written-By – D'Errico*, Atkins*
- Distributed By – EMI-Odeon, S.A.
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