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Intro: AmAm chord  CC chord  DD chord  FF chord  AmAm chord  EE chord  AmAm chord  EE chord
 
xA|------0---------3---------0---------0---|
xE|-----0-0-------0-0-------2-2-------1-1--|
xC|----0---0-----0---0-----2---2-----0---0-|
xG|-2---------0---------2---------2--------|
 
xA|------0---------2---------0---------2---|
xE|-----0-0-------0-0-------0-0-------0-0--|
xC|----0---0-----2---2-----0---0-----2---2-|
xG|-2---------1---------2---------1--------|
 
      AmAm chord   CC chord        DD chord           FF chord
There is a house in New Orleans
     AmAm chord       CC chord      EE chord   EE chord
They call the Risin' Sun
         AmAm chord       CC chord       DD chord           FF chord
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy.
    AmAm chord     EE chord        AmAm chord
And God, I know I'm one.
 
Interlude: CC chord  DD chord  FF chord  AmAm chord  EE chord  AmAm chord  EE chord
 
   AmAm chord     CC chord     DD chord           FF chord
My mother was a tailor.
    AmAm chord       CC chord        EE chord     EE chord
She sewed my new blue jeans.
   AmAm chord     CC chord     DD chord        FF chord
My father was a gamblin' man
AmAm chord      EE chord      AmAm chord
Down in New Or-leans.
 
Interlude: CC chord  DD chord  FF chord  AmAm chord  EE chord  AmAm chord  EE chord
 
         AmAm chord   CC chord       DD chord       FF chord
Now, the only thing a gambler needs
     AmAm chord       CC chord     EE chord     EE chord
Is a suitcase and a trunk
        AmAm chord   CC chord         DD chord          FF chord
And the only time that he's satis-fied
   AmAm chord        EE chord    AmAm chord
Is when he's on a drunk
 
Interlude: CC chord  DD chord  FF chord  AmAm chord  EE chord  AmAm chord  EE chord
 
Organ Solo - For about 12- 16 bars -
 
    AmAm chord     CC chord          DD chord        FF chord
Oh, Mother, tell your children
       AmAm chord      CC chord      EE chord     EE chord
Not to do what I have done.
AmAm chord         CC chord        DD chord          FF chord
Spend your lives in sin and misery
       AmAm chord           EE chord      AmAm chord
In the house of the risin' sun.
 
Interlude: CC chord  DD chord  FF chord  AmAm chord  EE chord  AmAm chord  EE chord
 
AmAm chord         CC chord       DD chord               FF chord
Well, I've got one foot on the platform.
    AmAm chord    CC chord           EE chord     EE chord
the other foot on the train.
    AmAm chord    CC chord       DD chord           FF chord
I'm goin' back to New Orleans
   AmAm chord        EE chord        AmAm chord
To wear that ball and chain.
 
Interlude: CC chord  DD chord  FF chord  AmAm chord  EE chord  AmAm chord  EE chord
 
            AmAm chord   CC chord        DD chord           FF chord
Well, there is a house in New Orleans
     AmAm chord       CC chord      EE chord     EE chord
They call the Risin' Sun
         AmAm chord       CC chord       DD chord           FF chord
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy.
    AmAm chord     EE chord        AmAm chord
And God, I know I'm one.
 
Outro:
CC chord  DD chord  FF chord  AmAm chord  EE chord  
AmAm chord  DD chord  AmAm chord  DD chord  AmAm chord DD chord - fade out with AmAm chord and DD chord  -  
  
This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

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