"New Orleans (House of the Rising Sun)" as written by and Huddie Ledbetter....
There is a house in New Orleans
They call the rising sun
And its been the ruin of many a poor boy
And me oh god im one.

Im going to tell my baby sister
Please dont do like i have done
Please shun that house in New Orleans
They call the Rising sun.

If I had Listened to what my Mama said
I would not be here today
you'd have been so young and foolish wild
I let her ramble Orleans this way.

Im going back to New Orleans
My race is almost won
Im going back to spend the rest of my life
Benieth the rising sun.



Lyrics submitted by FackingHell

New Orleans (House of the Rising Sun) song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the most covered songs of all time, and I am genuinely surprised that it has less acknowledgement than any of the covers by The Animals, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez or plenty more.

    This is, itself, and adaptation of a traditional song, but Lead Belly originally popularised the modern version we know today.
    ThomYorkeGuyGarvey92on November 01, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain