The House Of The Rising Sun

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The House Of The Rising Sun

The House of the Rising Sun was originally introduced in 1937 with historian Alan Lomax's recording of Middlesboro, Kentucky's Georgia Turner Rising Sun Blues. Later, Lomax published the song in his 1941 "Our Singing Country" and it soon became a staple of 1940's New York City folk music.

The House Of The Rising Sun is an American Traditional song. A chord-melody arrangement is presented below in the key of Am. The song is played moderately in 3/4 time.

             Am         C/G        D/F#         FM7       
E-------||----------|------0---|-------------|---5---|
B-------||------0---|---1------|---3---------|---5---|
G-------||---2------|---0------|---2--2--2---|---5---|
D---2---||---2------|---2------|---0---------|---3---|
A-------||---0------|----------|-------------|-------|
E-------||----------|---3------|---2---------|-------|
          1.         2.         3.            4.

     Am7           C/G           E7                   
E----5---5----|----3---0----|----0----|-----5---5----|
B----5--------|----1--------|----0----|--------------|
G----5--------|----0--------|----1----|--------------|
D----5--------|----2--------|----0----|--------------|
A----0--------|-------------|----2----|--------------|
E-------------|----3--------|----0----|--------------|
 5.            6.            7.        8.      
    
    Am7         C/G         D/F#             FM7         
E---5-------|-------0---|----------------|-----------|
B---5---0---|---1-------|---3------------|---1-------|
G---5-------|---0-------|---2---2---2----|---2---2---|
D---5-------|---2-------|---0------------|---3-------|
A---0-------|-----------|----------------|---3-------|
E-----------|---3-------|---2------------|---1-------|
 9.          10.         11.              12.      
   
     Am            E7                Am      (E7) 
E-------------|-----------------|---------|---------||
B-------------|-----------------|---------|----0----||
G----2---2----|----1-------1----|----2----|----1----||
D----2--------|----0---2--------|----2----|----0----||
A----0--------|----2------------|----0----|----2----||
E-------------|----0------------|---------|----0----||
 13.           14.               15.       16.      

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