VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.

House of the Rising Sun

Listen to the Midi File of "House of the Rising Sun"

The Animals

Nicholas Ray, Joshua White, Libby Reynolds Holmes
August 15, 1964
The Animals reach #1 with "House of the Rising Sun".
September 1, 1964
With their cover of "House of the Rising Sun," the Animals become the first
British group to top the American charts with a song not written by Lennon and McCartney.

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 gamblin' man
Down in New Orleans

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and a trunk
And the only time he'll be satisfied
Is when he's all 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've 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