House of the Rising Sun by The Animals – Chords

House of the Rising Sun by The Animals

Here are the chords and lyrics for The Animal’s “House of the Rising Sun.” Check out our other easy guitar songs for beginners.

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Intro: Am  C  D  F  Am  E  Am  E

-     Am    C         D        F
There is a house in New Orleans
-     Am       C      E
They call the risin' sun
-       Am        C        D           F
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
-   Am      E        Am  C  D  F  Am  E  Am  E
And God, I know I'm one

-  Am     C      D     F
My mother was a tailor
-   Am        C         E
She sewed my new blue jeans
-   Am    C      D        F
My father was a gamblin' man
Am      E      Am   C  D  F  Am  E  Am  E
Down in New Orleans

-        Am    C      D        F
Now, the only thing a gambler needs
-    Am        C      E
Is a suitcase and a trunk
-        Am  C          D          F
And the only time that he's satisfied
-   Am        E    Am   C  D  F  Am  E  Am  E
Is when he's on a drunk

-   Am      C         D        F
Oh, Mother, tell your children
-      Am      C       E
Not to do what I have done
Am          C       D          F
Spend your lives in sin and misery
-       Am           E     Am   C  D  F  Am  E  Am  E
In the house of the risin' sun

Am          C       D               F
Well, I've got one foot on the platform
-   Am     C            E
the other foot on the train
-   Am    C        D        F
I'm goin' back to New Orleans
-  Am         E        Am   C  D  F  Am  E  Am  E
To wear that ball and chain

-           Am   C        D           F
Well, there is a house in New Orleans
-    Am        C      E
They call the risin' sun
-        Am       C       D           F
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
-    Am    E        Am   C  D  F  Am  E  Am  D  Am  D  Am  D
And God, I know I'm one