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The House of The Rising Sun

The House of The Rising Sun

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The House Of The Rising Sun
The House Of The Rising Sun
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 bl
ue jeans My father WAS Gamblin 'man Down in New Orleans Now the only thing a gam
bler needs Is a suitcase and a trunk And the only time he'll be satisfied Is Whe
n he's all a-drunk

(The male version)
There is a house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun "(3) And it's been the
ruin of many poor boys And God I know I'm one of them my mother was a tailor She
sewed my new blue jeans My father was a gambler down there in New Orleans Now t
he only thing that a player needs is a suitcase and a trunk is the only time dur
ing which you will be satisfied when it totally drunk. Oh, mother, tell your chi
ldren not to do what I did I spend my life in sin and misery In the House of the
Rising Sun Well, I have one foot on the platform And the other foot on the trai
n I'm leaving from New Orleans To get a foot ball (iron) and a chain (4) Well, t
here's a house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun And it's been the ruin of
many poor boys And God I know I'm one (of them)

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 platfor m The other foot on the train I'm going back to New Orleans to Wear That ball an d chain Well there is a house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun And it's b een the ruin of many a poor boy And God I know I'm one

The House Of The Rising Sun
There is a house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun And it Has Been the rui
n of many a poor girl And me, oh God, for one listened to what If I Had My Mothe
r Said I'd Been at home today But I Was young and foolish, oh God Let the ramble
r lead me astray

(Female version)
There is a house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun And it's been the ruin
of many poor girls And me, my God, are one of them If I had listened to what my
mother said I'd be at home now But I was Young and foolish, or God And I let tha
t take me a tramp

off-road Go and tell my baby sister Do not Do What I Have done But to shun That house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun I'm going back to New Orleans My r ace is run Almost'm going back to spend my Life Beneath That Rising Sun Go and t ell my baby sister Not to do what I have done But to avoid that house in New Orl eans They call the rising sun "I'm coming back to New Orleans My race is almost over I'm coming to pass my life Under the Rising Sun "(5)

(1) In this version, the most famous, the story is told in the masculine, as in
versions of Eric Burdon and The Animals (who reported to the worldwide success o
f this traditional song in 1964 with a new update rock) and even before Pete See
ger , cha rediscovered as other pieces of American heritage and traditional yet,
Bob Dylan, who selected her in her first eponymous album in 1962, the internati
onal success came in Italy with the version of the Animals, and were made to cov
er this song by various singers, including Riki Maiocchi. Story told by women, a
s in the version of Joan Baez. It is probably the first version of the song. The
House of the Rising Sun "is a brothel in New Orleans at the time of this song (
end 800) the red light district of New Orleans was the largest in the world, lik
e a city within a city (was called "Storyville", named after the city councilor
Alderman Story, who had advocated the establishment, and those brothels in that
particular city were also the birthplace of a new musical style that would have
a long history of jazz), until that was destroyed during a wave moralizing (see

the book "Memoirs of an American madam" by Neil Kimball, Adelphi). The iron ball and chain with which they were insured against the risk of escape convicts in t he United States until the early decades of the '900. Obligation for the protago nist is back in "circle". Women entering the turn of the brothels were registere d as prostitutes in the justice system and not substantially more out of it. Lik ely a metaphor between the ironic name of the house and the fate of its inhabita nts.

(2) (3)
(4) (5)
Storyville, New Orleans
An image of Storyville in 1910
A prostitute Storyville. The picture is outdoors (something a bit 'inappropriate

for attendance at a "closed house") probably the problems of the first light of
photographic film

The House Of The Rising Sun According to some sources, a brothel with this name really existed between 1862 and 1874, and was owned by a madam named Marianne Ma dame Le Soleil Levant (hence the name of the house, a translation of the French surname or nickname of the presenter). According to other sources reference the original song was actually the women's prison in the capital of Louisiana, and t he song was originally female. In any case, "Rising Sun" was a metaphor used in America, and before that in England, starting from 800, indicating a brothel. Bu t "Rising Sun" was a name formerly used for hotels and inns in England with the most trivial reasons (to the east direction, as shown below) and the name, ultim ately, might be totally random.

The way of brothels (mansions of Storyville madames) in Storyville, in the early
The old inn Rising Sun Hotel in Lynton nell'Exmoor oriented towards the east (ph
oto © Cheat AM)

The history of the song
The song is a traditional, though many have tried to claim rights on the text or
on room. The disk is credited to Dylan White (Josh White, a noted blues) and Ho
lmes. Josh White actually made it an effective version that was the basis for th
e recovery of Animals (Source: Allmusic). We report below the most reliable hist
ory. The song comes from news and events from the city of New Orleans, with many
contributions and variations, like all folk songs. The theme song is based on a
traditional English theme (probably "Matty Groves," a ballad of 1600, according
to Alan Lomax), with subsequent influences and blues influences, absorbed by th
e music of the time. Also varies the song, in the various testimonies are cited
"Rising Sun Blues," "House in New Orleans," "In New Orleans," "Bad Girl Lament"
and others. Is listed as the first recording on 78 rpm disc by bluesman Alger "T
exas" Alexander and date to 1928 to a blues lament "titled" The House Of The Ris
ing Sun ". Of this disc, as another mentioned, there is reference in the Library
of Congress, but it seems there are copies remaining. It can be inferred that t
hey have circulated a few copies and only in a limited area. It is not known eve
n then the text used and the arrangement. The second version is probably attribu
table to Clarence Tom Hashley, another bluesman who worked during the period, an
d dates back to 1933. The famous musicologist Alan Lomax in his well-known and m
eritorious research work on American popular music, collects on the ground with
a wire recorder (Soon) witnesses and records. Comes into contact with this song
that is sung by a street musician in Kentucky, Bert Martin (who was accompanied
on guitar) and then by Daw Henson, who sang for one voice. The version that hit

him particularly was that sung by the young daughter of a miner in Kentucky, Geo rgia Turner, a blonde girl about 16 years, who had collected and recorded for th e first, on Sept. 15 of that year. According to the girl the song was part of re pertorioi who sang frequently in his home. It 'may have heard versions on disc? Unlikely, came from a very rural, the song was probably from New Orleans, where some of the men in the family or the county had gone to work. The singer Roy Acu ff recorded a new version of the song, based on the previous record of Clarence Ashley. The disc is relatively more widespread than the previous. Alan Lomax pub lished his research in the book "Our Singing Country." It also contains the tran script of the song sung by the young Georgia Turner, while the recordings are av ailable in the circuit enthusiasts. According to some references in this publica tion Georgia Turner and Bert Martin are listed as authors of the text, but the s ong is to be considered in all respects a traditional. The Almanac Singers, Wood y Guthrie or Pete Seeger, Hal Hays and Millard Lampell, publish the song on thei r album Ballads Sod-Buster (rural songs), singing and Woody Guthrie. It 'a recor d for the seminal discovery of folk outside its traditional boundaries. Hal Hays and Pete Seeger will be then after the war

1800 years '20

with the Weavers, and will launch the first commercial success of this kind, whi ch will be followed by the rediscovery in the early '60s, stars Bob Dylan (who c ontinued the tradition and style of Guthrie), Joan Baez, Peter, Paul & Mary and many others. The black bluesman Josh White recorded a version of The House Of Th e Rising Sun Blues with strong veins.€Probably the song was interpreted by him and possibly engraved by the end of '40. Bob Dylan affect The House Of The Risin g Sun in its self-titled debut album, a version of traditional folk, a tribute t o his mentor Woody Guthrie. The British group The Animals, a combo R & B Newcast le, where the voice militated Eric Burdon, lead guitar and organ Alan Price Hilt on Valentine (lead before the arrival of Burdon) decided to do a cover of the so ng, who had listened probably in the versions of Dylan and Josh White. E 'by the latter taking the guitar riffs and blues performance, adding an arrangement tha t highlights the guitar Valentine (introduction) and then the Hammond organ of A lan Price, throughout the intense voice and Powerful Eric Burdon. Was an immedia te success and the song is the first of a complex English, after the Beatles, to reach number 1 in the USA. For the record the other two "Animals" were bassist Chas Chandler and drummer John Steel. The song will not leave more radio broadca sts or concerts or any other means to listen to music, becoming a timeless class ic, reprinted in all styles in dozens of covers.

1964 today
(Sources: Washington Post (online edition) - Ed Anthony - 2000 / American Histor

y Site Eric Burdon / site Allmusic.Com) (A list of dozens of famous cover of thi

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