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The White Buffalo - House of The Rising Sun (Sons of Anarchy)




"The House of the Rising Sun" is a traditional folk song, sometimes called "Rising Sun Blues". 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.


The most successful commercial version, recorded in 1964 by British rock group The Animals, was a number one hit on the UK Singles Chart and also in the United States and France. As a traditional folk song recorded by an electric rock band, it has been described as the "first folk rock hit".


American musician and singer/songwriter Jake Smith covered the song with The Forest Rangers. It was featured on Season 4 of Sons of Anarchy.



Lyrics


There is a house in Charming Town

They call the Rising Sun

And it's been the ruin of many a poor girl

And me, Oh God, I'm one


If I listened to my mama

Lord I'd be home today

But I was young and foolish

Handsome rider led me astray


Go tell my baby sister

Never do what I've done

To shun the house in Charming Town

They call the Rising Sun


My Mother, she's a tailor

She sewed my new blue jeans

My sweetheart he's a rambler

Lord he rides an old machine


Now the only thing a rambler needs

Is a suitcase and a gun

The only time he's satisfied

Is when he's on the run


He fills his chamber up with lead

And takes his pain to town

Only pleasure he gets out of life

Is bringing another man down


He's got one hand on the throttle

The other on the brake

He's riding back to Redwood

On his father's stake


And me I wait in Charming Town

To gain my love as one

I'm staying here to end my life

Down in the Rising Sun


And I'm staying here to end my life

Down in the Rising Sun



Songwriters: Traditional / Jake Smith / Matt Lynott / Tommy Andrews

House of the Rising Sun lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing




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