X:1 T:The House of the Rising Sun C:Traditional C:Arranged for NAF by Robert Gatliff M:3/4 L:1/4 K:E c | F2 F | A2 B | c2 A | F2 c | f2 c | w:There is a house in New Or-leans they call 'The e2 (c/B/)| c3-|c !breath!z c | f2 e | c2 B | c/ c3/2 F | w:Ris - ing Sun_ It's been the ruin of m-~any'a poor A2 B | c2 =d | c2 A | F3-| F |] w:girl, and me, oh God, for one._ W: W:If I had listened what Mama said, I'd be at home today. W:Being so young and foolish, poor boy, let a rambler lead me astray. W: W:Go tell my baby sister never do like I have done W:To shun that house in New Orleans they call the Rising Sun. W: W:My mother she's a tailor, she sewed these new blue jeans. W:My sweetheart, he's a drunkard, Lord, Lord, drinks down in New Orleans. W: W:The only thing a drunkard needs is a suitcase and a trunk. W:The only time he's satisfied is when he's on a drunk. W: W:Fills his glasses to the brim, passes them around. W:Only pleasure he gets out of life is hoboin' from town to town. W: W:One foot is on the platform and the other one on the train. W:I'm going back to New Orleans to wear that ball and chain. W: W:Going back to New Orleans, my race is almost run. W:Going back to spend the rest of my days beneath that Rising Sun. W:
Arrangement Note: There seems to be as many variations in this melody as there are for its lyrics, which in this case are the original lyrics from a female perspective. This arrangement keeps to a simplified rhythm and fingering. The third note was changed to avoid half-holing the bottom hole, and the closing phrase was reworked so the entire piece would fit the range of the NAF.