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The Animals Lyrics
"House Of The Rising Sun"

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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
Sewed my new blue jeans
My father was a gambling man
Down in New Orleans

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and a trunk
And the only time he's satisfied
Is when he's on a drunk

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 going 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
This song is from the album "Original Hits", "Absolute Animals 1964-68", "Rip It To Shreds: Greatest Hits Live", "A's, B's & Ep's", "The Very Best Of The Animals", "The Animals", "The Best Of The Animals" and "The Complete Animals".