House of the Rising Sun

The original author of “The House of the Rising Sun” is unknown. Over the years the lyrics and chords have been freely interpreted and modified by artists like Roy Acuff, Woody Guthrie, Dave Von Ronk and even Bob Dylan. My new “Amish” version is plain while remaining powerful.

2 thoughts on “House of the Rising Sun

    • According to Wikipedia, “The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology.”

      House of the Rising Sun is a tune we played for so many years… Suddenly, I was struck with a shorter modified melody and chord progression. It wouldn’t rest until I recorded my plainer, simpler and I hope better version of the song.

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