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House Of The Rising Sun Chords And Strumming, The Animals

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Did You Know? House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals was no 1 in multiple countries including the UK, US and Canada but it wasn't written by the band, it's a very old folk song that has evolved over time. The Animals did the song after hearing Bob Dylan's version of it. When Dylan heard their version, he jumped out of his car, banged on the bonnet and made the decision to 'go electric'.

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House Of The Rising Sun Chords And Strumming, The Animals - Version 1

​​Open Chords:  

Open Am chord

Open C chord

Open D chord

Open E chord

Open Fmaj7 chord (F∆7)

Open Dm chord


Tempo: 230bpm


Key: Am

Strumming:

"Waltz Steps":

|D    D  U  D  U  |


"3 Strums":

|D     D     D     |


"1 Strum":

|D                   |




Intro -

 |Am - |Am - |C - |C - - |

 |D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

||Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - ||x2

 

Verse 1 -

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - |


There (Amx2)is a (Cx2)house in (Dx2)New Orleans (F∆7x2)
They (Amx2)call the (Cx2)Rising (Ex2)Sun (Ex2)
And it's (Amx2)been the (Cx2)ruin of (Dx2)many a poor boy (F∆7x2)
And (Amx2)God I (Ex2)know I'm one


Intro -

 |Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

 |D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

||Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - ||x2


Verse 2 -

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - |


My (Amx2)mother (Cx2)was a (Dx2)tailor (F∆7x2)
She (Amx2)sewed my (Cx2)new blue (Ex2)jeans (Ex2)
My (Amx2)father (Cx2)was a (Dx2)gamblin' (F∆7x2)man
(Amx2)Down in (Ex2)New Orleans


Intro -

 |Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

 |D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

||Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - ||x2


Verse 3 -

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - |


Now the (Amx2)only (Cx2)thing a (Dx2)gambler (F∆7x2)needs
Is a (Amx2)suitcase (Cx2)and (Ex2)trunk (Ex2)
And the (Amx2)only (Cx2)time (Dx2)he's satisfied (F∆7x2)
Is (Amx2)when he's (Ex2)all drunk


Intro -

 |Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

 |D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

||Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - ||x2


Middle 8 (Organ solo over verse) -

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - |

​​​

Intro -

 |Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

 |D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

||Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - ||x2


Verse 4 -

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - |


Oh (Amx2)mother (Cx2) tell your (Dx2)children (F∆7x2)
Not to (Amx2)do what (Cx2)I have (Ex2)done (Ex2)
(Amx2)Spend your (Cx2)lives in (Dx2)sin and mis(F∆7x2)ery
In the (Amx2)House of the (Ex2)Rising Sun


Intro -

 |Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

 |D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

||Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - ||x2


Verse 5 -

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - |


Well, I got (Amx2)one foot (Cx2)on the (Dx2)platform (F∆7x2)
The (Amx2)other foot (Cx2)on the (Ex2)train (Ex2)
I'm (Amx2)goin' (Cx2)back to (Dx2)New Orleans (F∆7x2)
To (Amx2)wear that (Ex2)ball and chain


Intro -

 |Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

 |D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

||Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - ||x2


Verse 6 -

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - |


Well, there (Amx2)is a (Cx2)house in (Dx2)New Or(F∆7x2)leans
They (Amx2)call the (Cx2)Rising (Ex2)Sun (Ex2)
And it's (Amx2)been the (Cx2)ruin of (Dx2)many a poor (F∆7x2)boy
And (Amx2)God I (Ex2)know I'm one


Ending -

 |Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

 |D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

 |Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - |

||Am - - |Am - - |Dm - - |Dm - - || x 5

Final Chord Strum: Am

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House Of The Rising Sun Chords And Strumming, The Animals - Full

​​Open Chords:  

Open Am chord

Open C chord

Open D chord

Open E chord

Open Fmaj7 chord (F∆7)

Open Dm chord


Tempo: 230bpm


Key: Am

Strumming:

"Waltz Steps":

|D    D  U  D  U  |


"3 Strums":

|D     D     D     |


"1 Strum":

|D                   |




Intro -

 

Verse 1 -

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - |


There (Amx2)is a (Cx2)house in (Dx2)New Orleans (F∆7x2)
They (Amx2)call the (Cx2)Rising (Ex2)Sun (Ex2)
And it's (Amx2)been the (Cx2)ruin of (Dx2)many a poor boy (F∆7x2)
And (Amx2)God I (Ex2)know I'm one


Intro -

 |Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

 |D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

||Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - ||x2


Verse 2 -

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - |


My (Amx2)mother (Cx2)was a (Dx2)tailor (F∆7x2)
She (Amx2)sewed my (Cx2)new blue (Ex2)jeans (Ex2)
My (Amx2)father (Cx2)was a (Dx2)gamblin' (F∆7x2)man
(Amx2)Down in (Ex2)New Orleans


Intro -

 |Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

 |D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

||Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - ||x2


Verse 3 -

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - |


Now the (Amx2)only (Cx2)thing a (Dx2)gambler (F∆7x2)needs
Is a (Amx2)suitcase (Cx2)and (Ex2)trunk (Ex2)
And the (Amx2)only (Cx2)time (Dx2)he's satisfied (F∆7x2)
Is (Amx2)when he's (Ex2)all drunk


Intro -

 |Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

 |D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

||Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - ||x2


Middle 8 (Organ solo over strummed verse) -

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - |

​​​

Intro (strummed) -

 |Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

 |D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

||Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - ||x2


Verse 4 -

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - |

​​


Oh (Amx2)mother (Cx2) tell your (Dx2)children (F∆7x2)
Not to (Amx2)do what (Cx2)I have (Ex2)done (Ex2)
(Amx2)Spend your (Cx2)lives in (Dx2)sin and mis(F∆7x2)ery
In the (Amx2)House of the (Ex2)Rising Sun


Intro -

 |Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

 |D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

||Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - ||x2


Verse 5 (strummed) -

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - |


Well, I got (Amx2)one foot (Cx2)on the (Dx2)platform (F∆7x2)
The (Amx2)other foot (Cx2)on the (Ex2)train (Ex2)
I'm (Amx2)goin' (Cx2)back to (Dx2)New Orleans (F∆7x2)
To (Amx2)wear that (Ex2)ball and chain


Intro (strummed) -

 |Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

 |D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

||Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - ||x2


Verse 6 (strummed) -

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|E - - |E - - |E - - |E - - |

|Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

|D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

|Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - |


Well, there (Amx2)is a (Cx2)house in (Dx2)New Or(F∆7x2)leans
They (Amx2)call the (Cx2)Rising (Ex2)Sun (Ex2)
And it's (Amx2)been the (Cx2)ruin of (Dx2)many a poor (F∆7x2)boy
And (Amx2)God I (Ex2)know I'm one


Ending (strummed) -

 |Am |Am - |C - |C - - |

 |D |D - |F∆7 - |F∆7 - |

 |Am - - |Am - - |E - - |E - - |

||Am - - |Am - - |Dm - - |Dm - - || x 5

Final Chord Strum: Am

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