Bob Dylan House of the Risin' Sun cover

House of the Risin' Sun
by Bob Dylan
Lyrics and Meaning


Album
Released
Mar 19, 1962
Genre
Singer/Songwriter

House of the Risin' Sun Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
There is a house down in New Orleans they call the rising sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor girl and me, oh God, I'm one
Verse 2
My mother was a tailor, she sewed these new blue jeans
My sweetheart was a gambler, Lord, down in New Orleans
Verse 3
Now the only thing a gambler needs is a suitcase and a trunk
And the only time when he's satisfied is when he's on a drunk
Verse 4
He fills his glasses up to the brim and he'll pass the cards around
And the only pleasure he gets out of life is rambling from town to town
Verse 5
Oh tell my baby sister not to do what I have done
But shun that house in New Orleans they call the rising sun
Verse 6
Well with one foot on the platform and the other foot on the train
I'm going back to New Orleans to wear that ball and chain
Verse 7
I'm going back to New Orleans, my race is almost run
I'm going back to end my life down in the rising sun
Verse 8
There is a house in New Orleans they call the rising sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor girl and me, oh God, I'm one

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