House of the Rising Sun (Traditional) arranged for Easy Fingerstyle or Classical Guitar. Includes both a Notation-Only Edition and a TAB Edition. Left Hand Fingering, PDF Download. Level: Easy-Intermediate, 1st position chords with melody, one chord at 5th fret.
Sheet Music and Tab PDF
- House of the Rising Sun (PDF) from Werner Guitar Editions
Performance and Lesson Video Link
The House of the Rising Sun is actually a traditional folk song, also called Rising Sun Blues. It tells of a life gone wrong in New Orleans; many versions also urge a sibling or parents and children to avoid the same fate. The most popular version was recorded in 1964 by the rock group The Animals and was a number one hit on the UK Singles Chart and also in the United States and France.
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