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House of the rising sun - The Animals 

Tab by Nathan Lambert, based on the tab by Chayes.

I made the tab more compact so I could see the lyrics better, but I left the
intro chords as an example of the picking pattern. The *'s are where you should
be keeping time somehow! In the comments section of another tab, some people said
they were having trouble with the "extra" notes, so I put those in parentheses ().
Playing them does sound more like the song, but people probably won't notice if
you leave them out ;)  I also fixed how the chords lined up with the lyrics to
something that makes more sense to me. Hope this helps someone. Cheers!

Standard tuning
No capo

    Am              C               D                 F
    Am            E                Am                E

[Verse 1]

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


    D   F   Am   E   Am   E

[Verse 2]

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


    D   F   Am   E   Am   E

[Verse 3]

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


    D   F   Am   E   Am   E

(Organ solo)

[Verse 4]

        Am     C          D        F
    Oh, mother, tell your children
           Am      C      E    E
    not to do what I have done
    Am         C        D            F
    spend your lives in sin and misery
           Am           E      Am    C
    in the house of the Rising Sun


    D   F   Am   E   Am   E

[Verse 5]

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


    D   F   Am   E   Am   E

[Verse 6]

               Am   C        D      F
    Well There is a house in New Orleans
         Am       C      E    E
    they call the Rising Sun
        Am            C       D           F
    And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
         Am     E        Am    C
    And, God, I know I'm one


  Strum each of these chords (same chords as Interlude) once while the 
  organ plays, and end on an Am if you want.
    D   F   Am   E   Am   E   Am


| (n)  Ghost note


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