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    Guitar House of the Rising Sun tab

    Beginner

    The Animals

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      Am
    • Tempo
      80 bpm
    • Tuning
      EADGBE

    It ain't hard to have a good time.

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  • Guitar House of the Rising Sun tab

    Intermediate

    The Animals

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      Am
    • Tempo
      80 bpm
    • Tuning
      EADGBE

    This arrangement mimics the original guitar accompaniment heard on the Animal's recording of House of the Rising Sun.

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  • Guitar House of the Rising Sun tab

    Advanced

    The Animals

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      Am
    • Tempo
      80 bpm
    • Tuning
      EADGBE

    Doc put this song in standard time to give it more of a bluegrass feel. It works great there for picking and vocals. Capo at the third fret, and have a ball.

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More about House of the Rising Sun

On Tunefox, there are 3 versions of this song for you to learn. The Beginner arrangement gives you a good foundation of the verse melody. The House of the Rising Sun Intermediate tab is a slidey arrangement of this song, which is a little more technically challenging and finally, the Advanced version introduces more typical bluegrass vocabulary.

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The House of the Rising Sun backing tracks allow you to practice this song with an entire band and you can change volume of a guitar, band or metronome according to your needs.

Are you looking for a way how to be more creative while playing this song? Our content creators prepared different ways to play most of the measures in all 3 variations of House of the Rising Sun. We call them "licks" and you can change these by clicking on the "Original Measure" text above the measure. You can also shuffle all of the licks in the song to get a completely new arrangement.

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House of the Rising Sun lyrics

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I'm one


My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new blue jeans
My father was a gamblin' man
Down in New Orleans

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and trunk
And the only time he's satisfied
Is when he's all drunk

Oh mother tell your children
Not to do what I have done
Spend your lives in sin and misery
In the House of the Rising Sun

Well, I got one foot on the platform
The other foot on the train
I'm goin' back to New Orleans

To wear that ball and chain
Well, there is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I'm one