House of the Rising Sun, The


h1 May 1st, 2001

Camilla and I are on a world tour. We stopped in France to do an interview with our friend, the famous screenwriter Jean-Marc Vasseur. While at his lovely home in Boissy Les Perche, we recorded this version of one of his favorite traditional songs, 'House of the Rising Sun.'
Lyrics:
Em G Am C

There is a house in New Orleans

Em D B7

They call the Rising Sun

Em G Am C

It's been the ruin of many poor boy

Em B7 Em

And me oh Lord am one

My mother is a tailor

She sews them new blue jeans

My father is a gambling man

Down in New Orleans

The only time I seen him

With his suitcase and his trunk

The only time he's satisfied

Is when he's on a drunk

Go tell my baby sister

Not to do what I have done

But to shun that house in New Orleans

They call the Rising Sun

There is a house in New Orleans

They call the Rising Sun

It's been the ruin of many poor boy

And me oh Lord am one

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