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House of the Rising Sun
by BTO Spider
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House of the Rising Sun Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
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.
Verse 2
My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new bluejeans
My father was a gamblin' man
Down in New Orleans.
Verse 3
Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and a trunk
And the only time that he's satisfied
Is when he's all drunk.
Verse 4
Oh mother tell your children
Not to do what I have done
To spend their life in sin and misery
In the house of the Rising Sun.
Verse 5
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 6
There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many young poor boys
And god I know I'm one.

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