House Of The Rising Sun - Ukulele chords

10 Jan 2011

House Of The Rising Sun - Ukulele chords

Made famous by the Animals version, this is actually a very very old traditional tune that I think most people know pretty well.  Its also really simple to play on the ukulele as the chord progression just repeats and repeats.

What I can't help you with is getting your voice screaming like Eric Burdon though!  Give it a go!

(ukulele song lyrics provided strictly for educational purposes only)

[Am]There is a [C]house in [D]New Or[F]leans
they [Am]call the [C]Rising [E]Sun
and [E]it's [Am]been the [C]ruin of [D]many a poor [F]boy
and [Am]God I [E]know I'm [Am]one [E]

 My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new blue jeans
My father was a gamblin' man
Down in New Orleans

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

 He fills his glasses up to the brim
And push those cards around
The only pleasure he gets out of life
Is rambling from town to town

 Now tell my baby sister
Not to do what I have done
But shun that house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun

 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 goin' 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


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