The House of the Rising Sun

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The House of the Rising Sun Tab

Vs- Am C D F Am C E Am C D F Am E Am

INTRO- Am C D F Am E Am E

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

(Passing chords)
C D F Am E Am E

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
Down in New Or-leans.

(Passing chords)
C D F Am E Am E

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 satis-fied
Am E Am
Is when he’s on a drunk

(Passing chords)
C D F Am E Am E

Organ Solo (For about 12- 16 bars)

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
In the house of the risin’ sun.

(Passing chords)
C D F Am E Am E

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 goin’ back to New Orleans
Am E Am
To wear that ball and chain.

(Passing chords)
C D F Am E Am E

Am C D F
Well, there is a house in New Orleans
Am C E E
They call the Risin’ Sun
Am C D F
And it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy.
Am E Am
And God, I know I’m one.

(Passing chords)
C D F Am E
Am D Am D Am D (fade out with Am and D)

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Learn How To Play The Animals The House Of The Rising Sun Guitar Chords

the animals the house of the rising sun guitar tabIf you want to take your guitar experience to the next level, you will need to make sure that you do it in an organic way. You can compare it to learning a language by immersing yourself in the people, culture, music and media, as opposed to sitting in a classroom and learning verbs and vocabulary. In terms of the guitar or any other musical instrument, you will want to learn songs that you love, as opposed to simply practicing chords and learning finger exercises. If you want to do this, you should always start with the classics. One such classic that is guitar centric is The Animals “The House Of The Rising Sun”. If you want t learn some steps to learning this, keep reading.

First: Get Your Hands On The Sheet Music

If you want to internalize this song to the point that you are able to play it on the guitar, one of the best things you can do is order some sheet music. You can find sheet music from a number of locations, including music stores, either in person or online. You will be able to order the sheet music online, so that you can download it and always have it with you, whether you print it or keep it on a digital device.

Second: Mentally Memorize The Song

You will need to engrain the song into your memory as much as possible if you hope to really learn it. For instance, one of the first things you can do is go over the sheet music while listening to the song. This way, you will see the notes and transitions as they occur. By having a digital copy of the sheet music, you can also memorize the notes, so that it will speed up the process of playing it and matching the knowledge between your brain and fingers. The more you grow familiar with the music, the better chance you will have of memorizing it and playing it.

Third: Practice It Like Crazy

If you want to really learn the song, it will really boil down to action, more than anything. In order to make this happen, you should get used to practicing the music as much as possible. Doing this will allow you to really get used to it and move past the initial periods of frustration. You will need to split the song into many different learning chunks, so that you are able to take it slow and then speed it up as much as possible the more that you get used to it. Doing this will make learning the guitar as fun as possible, so that you can embrace the instrument and branch out from it.

With this in mind, take advantage of this information and use it to help you master the guitar. Even though the guitar is a sill, keep in mind that it should ALWAYS be fun.