viernes, 31 de octubre de 2008


The house of the rising sun es una famosísima canción sureña que ya desde muy pequeñito se coló en mi corazón, y desde entonces sigue siendo una de mis favoritas...

There is a house down in new orleans
They call the risin sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor girl
And me, oh god, Im a-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 and a trunk
And the only time he's satisfied
Is when he's on a drunk
He fills his glasses up to the brim
And hell pass the cards around
And 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 in new orleans
They call the risin sun
Well, it's one foot on the platform
And the other foot on the train
Im goin back to new orleans
To wear that ball and chain
Im a-goin back to new orleans
My race is almost run
Im goin back to end my life
Down in the risin sun
There is a house in new orleans
They call the risin sun
Its been the ruin of many poor gir
lAnd me, oh god, Im a-one

The Animals

Nina Simone

Woody Guthrie

3 comentarios:

pequeñaja dijo...

Siempre me gustó esta canción, estaba convencida de que era de los Animals...

sylvia dijo...

Me encanta esta canción!! Dedicada a un burdel...hasta hace poco no lo sabía!

PAYMON dijo...

Y hay versiones para parar un tren: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Pink Floyd, Dick Dale, Isaac Hayes, Muse, y un largo etc.!!!