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House Of The Risin' Sun 1

Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


22 Nov 1961
cd imgBOB DYLAN
cd imgHIGHWAY 61 INTERACTIVE
cd imgFOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG (T-286)

23 Nov 1961
cd imgTHE MCKENZIE TAPES - HOME RECORDINGS 1961-62
cd imgI WAS SO MUCH YOUNGER THEN Vol. 3 (Do It The Old Way!) (T-676)

  ''Bob Dylan'' recording session 1, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 22.nov.1961  
  First McKenzie tape part 1, Home of Eve and Mac McKenzie, NYC - 23.nov.1961  

There is a house [|down] in New Orleans
They call The Risin' Sun
An' it's been the ruin of many a poor girl
An' me, oh god, i'm one.

My mother was a tailor
She sewed these new blue jeans
My sweetheart was a gambler, lord
Down in New Orleans.

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase an' a trunk
An' the only time he's satisfied
Is when he's on a drunk.

He fills his glasses up to the brim
An' he'll pass the cards around
An' the only pleasure he gets out of life
Is ramblin' from town to town.

Oh tell my baby sister
Not to do what i have done
But shun that house [|down] in New Orleans
They call The Risin' Sun.

Well it's one foot on the platform
An' the other foot on the train
I'm goin' back to New Orleans
To wear that ball an' chain.

I'm goin' back to New Orleans
My race is almost run
I'm goin' back to end my life
Down in The Risin' Sun.

There is a house in New Orleans
They call The Risin' Sun
An' it's been the ruin of many a poor girl
An' me, oh god, i'm one.  up
    

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House Of The Risin' Sun 2


19 Apr 1963
cd imgTHE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
cd imgTHE MCKENZIE TAPES - HOME RECORDINGS 1961-62 #2
cd imgI WAS SO MUCH YOUNGER THEN Vol. 3 (Do It The Old Way!) #2 (T-676)
cd imgGENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (T-636)

  Second McKenzie tape part 2, Home of Eve and Mac McKenzie, NYC - 19.apr.1963, also dated fall 1962  

There is a house in New Orleans
They call The Risin' Sun
It's a-been the ruin of many a poor soul
An' me, oh god, i'm one.

If i had listened to what my mamma said
I'd be at home today
But bein' so young and foolish
I let gamblin' leave me astray.

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase an' a trunk
An' the only time he's satisfied
Is when he's on a drunk.

He fills his glasses up to the brim
An' passes the cards around
An' the only time he's satisfied
Is ramblin' from town to town.

Oh tell my baby sister
Not to do what i have done
But shun that house in New Orleans
They call The Risin' Sun.

Well it's one foot on the platform
An' the other foot on the train
I'm goin' back to New Orleans
To wear my ball an' chain.

I'm goin' back to New Orleans
My race is almost run
I'm goin' back to spend my days
Beneath The Risin' Sun.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

22 Nov 1961 1 BOB DYLAN
HIGHWAY 61 INTERACTIVE
FOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
THE BOOTLEG (b)
23 Nov 1961 1 THE MCKENZIE TAPES - HOME RECORDINGS 1961-62
I WAS SO MUCH YOUNGER THEN Vol. 3 (Do It The Old Way!) (b)
19 Apr 1963 2 THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
THE MCKENZIE TAPES - HOME RECORDINGS 1961-62 #2
I WAS SO MUCH YOUNGER THEN Vol. 3 (Do It The Old Way!) (b) #2
GENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (b)
7 July 1986 YOU DON'T KNOW ME (b)