House Of The Rising Sun

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Recorded by Jerry Garcia with David Grisman and Tony Rice, but never played live so far as I can discover.

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I'm one

My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new blue jeans
My father was a gambling man
Down in New Orleans

[great instrumental by Tony Rice!]

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

Oh mothers, tell your children
Don't do what I have done
And spend your life in sin and misery
In the house of the Rising Sun

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And me, oh Lord, I'm one
And me, oh Lord, I'm one
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     4/5 Feb 1993 Pizza Tapes Garcia/Grisman/Rice


Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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