The Animals - House of the Rising Sun

Roger Walter

Listening | Intermediate Level

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Activity

Listen to the song and complete the lyrics


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

My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new
My father was a gambling man
Down in New Orleans

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

Oh mother, tell your children
Not to do what I
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
I'm going 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 the ruin of many a poor boy
And God, I know I'm one

Discussion

Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below


  1. Do you like music from the 1960's? What other songs from the 1960's do you like?

  2. What's your favorite music genre? Why? Name some songs that belong to that genre

  3. Have you ever been to a concert? Which one? Describe your experience

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