Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“House of the Rising Sun”

Composed by Alan Price

1 version

5:09

Fire on Babylon” single
Thank You for Hearing Me” single

Lyrics

(Source: as heard)

There is a house in New Orleans
They call The Rising Sun.
And it's been the ruin
Of many's a poor boy,
And God, I know I'm one
My mother was a tailoress.
She sewed my new blue jeans.
And my father was a gambling man
Down in New Orleans.
Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and a trunk, oh,
And the only time that he's satisfied
Is when he's down and drunk.
So Mothers, tell, tell your children
Not to do what I have done, oh, ooh.
Not to spend their lives in sin and misery
In The House of The Rising Sun.
I've got one foot on the platform
And another one on the train.
I'm going home to New Orleans
To wear that ball and chain.
There is a house in New Orleans,
They call The Rising Sun.
And it's been the ruin
Of many's a poor boy,
And God, I know I'm one.
Poor, poor boy,
Poor, poor boy,
Poor, poor boy,
Poor, poor boy,
Poor, poor boy,
Poor, poor boy,
Poor, poor boy,
Poor, poor boy,
Poor, poor boy,
Poor, poor boy.

Produced by Sinéad O'Connor, John Reynolds, and Phil Coulter

(Source: Fire on Babylon)

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