House of the Rising Sun Guitar Chord Chart
by The Animals

In this House of the Rising Sun guitar chord chart, we are going to take a look at a fantastic song by the Animals. This song you can use either a strumming pattern or a picking pattern. I'll describe both below. 

Note: This song is in 6/8 time. That means we will be counting to 6 instead of counting to 4 for each of our chords and measures.

Let's take a look.

Strum:
1  2  3 4  5  6 
D  D D D D D 

Picking:  different for each chord 

Each chord will be picked differently. The number below represents which string you will pick. The 6 count is listed at the top.

Count: 1  2  3  4  5  6
Am:      5  3  2  1  2  3
C:         5  3  2  1  2  3
D:         4  3  2  1  2  3
E:         6  3  2  1  2  3
F:         6  3  2  1  2  3

House Of The Rising Sun Guitar Chord Chart
By The Animals

INTRO- Am, C, D, F, Am, E, Am, E

         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               C, D, F, Am, E, Am, E
And God, I know I'm one.

         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      C, D, F, Am, E, Am, E
Down in New Or-leans.

                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 satisfied
      Am         E         Am
Is when he's on the drunk    C, D, F, Am, E, Am, E

           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.   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. 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              C, D, F, Am, E, Am, E, Am (strum and hold)
And God, I know I'm one.


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

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