"House of the Rising Sun" as written by Eric Victor Burdon and Dp,....
There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
It has been the ruin of many a poor girl
And me, oh, God, I'm one

If I had listened to what my mother said,
I`d have been at home today,
But I was young and foolish, oh, God
Let a rambler lead me astray

Go tell my baby sisters
Don't do what I have done
To shun that house in New Orleans
They call the rising sun

And going back to New Orleans
My race is almost run
I'm going back to spend my life
Beneath the rising sun


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"House of the Rising Sun" as written by Joan C. Baez

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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    General CommentIt's so easy to despise such lost souls, but in folk music they get to be heard. And Joan Baez made them lovable, though she herself was just 20 years old girl when she sang this aging woman's song.
    vphion September 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis soo isn't the lyrics to Joan's version.
    BettyHolly1950on July 18, 2010   Link

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