Whats the house of the rising sun about
House of the Rising Sun Quotes by James Lee Burke
A Brief History of the “House of the Rising Sun”
All rights reserved. Intro Lyrics Meaning. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame declared the hit one of the songs that shaped rock and roll. And in , the song was granted a Grammy Hall of Fame award. But if there ever was an unlikely candidate for a number one hit, this is it. The Animals didn't come up with this song themselves: It's been sung in one form or another for at least years, though possibly for hundreds. And then there's the subject matter.
It tells of a life gone wrong in New Orleans ; many versions also urge a sibling or parents and children to avoid the same fate. Like many classic folk ballads, "The House of the Rising Sun" is of uncertain authorship. - Georgia was merely 16 when she recorded the song, but was largely mum on where she had learned it. Notable folk singer Clarence Ashley actually did make an earlier recording of the same song in , where his version is definitively in the bluegrass style.
Being so young and foolish, poor boy, let a rambler lead me astray. The only thing a drunkard needs is a suitcase and a trunk. Fills his glasses to the brim, passes them around. One foot is on the platform and the other one on the train. Going back to New Orleans, my race is almost run. Going back to spend the rest of my days beneath that Rising Sun.
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This song tells of hard times in New Orleans. The most well known version was recorded by Eric Burdon and The Animals in The song was never played live, and never released on any of Muse's singles - only an NME cover album. It was also the first song Tony Blair learned to play on guitar. This song is featured as one of the 20 Best of War Child, it is in an album by them, containing many other artists. An instrumental excerpt from the song was played during the tour, and again in the and tours as an intro to Time is Running Out. This instrumental is not played in the same fashion as Muse's recorded rendition, but instead in one similar to The Animals' version.