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House Of The Rising Sun

This song is by Ronnie Gilbert and appears on the compilation Folk Songs and Minstrelsy (1962).

This song is a cover of the Traditional "House of the Rising Sun".
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House Of The Rising Sun
There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Risin' Sun
It has been the ruin of many a poor girl
And me, O God, was one

My husband he was a gambling man
He went from town to town
And the only time that he was satisfied
Is when he drank his liquor down

Now the only thing that a gambling man needs
Is a suitcase and a trunk
And the only time he's ever satisfied
Is when he's on a drunk

Go and tell my baby sister
Never do like I have done
But the shun that house in New Orleans
That they call the Risin' Sun

Well, I'm going back to New Orleans
My race is almost run
I'm going back to spend the rest of my life
Beneath that Risin' Sun

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