House of the Rising Sun Guitar Chord Chart by 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

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.

 

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