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    Animals - House Of The Rising Sun (clip)


    by thenelaware

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    " I remember doing the Time Warp, Drinking those moments when The blackness would hit me and the void would be calling Let's do the time warp again..."
    Visiting the past.. in the sixties, there was a house they call'd the Rising Sun :)

    Many artists have covered the song, and it has been a standard cover for at least four decades by bar bands and major recording artists alike. In an interview by Martin Scorsese in his Dylan biopic No Direction Home, folksinger Dave van Ronk recounted that he had originally worked out the arrangement that Dylan then "borrowed" for his first album, and which was subsequently borrowed in turn by Eric Burdon, who, in 1964, took the song to newfound popularity when it was recorded by his British rock group The Animals. The Animals' version (which was arranged by the whole band but accidentally only credited to their keyboard player Alan Price) has become a staple of oldies and classic rock radio stations


    There is a house in New Orleans
    They call it the Rising Sun.
    And it's been the ruin of many a poor girl,
    And me, oh God, I'm one.

    If I had only listen to what my mamma said
    I'd be at home today
    But being so young and foolish, my Lord
    Let a gambler lead me astray.

    Now my mother is a tailor
    She sews new blue jeans
    And my sweetheart is a drunker, Lord
    Drinks down in New Orleans.

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

    Somebody go get my baby sister
    Tell her to do never to do what I have done
    But shun that house in New Orleans
    They call it the Rising Sun.

    Well, I'm going back to New Orleans
    My race is almost one
    Yes I'm going back
    To spend my life beneath the Rising Sun