Saturday, November 22, 2008

House of the Rising Sun

- coll, adap & arr with new words and music by John A. Lomax, Alan Lomax & Georgia Turner
Rise Up Singing chapter: Hard Times & Blues, p.101

I don't use the first chord pattern provided, I prefer the alternate one:
Am C D F / Am C E - / 1st / Am E Am E

And that's all there is to it. I didn't talk much in this video because I wasn't alone in the apartment, which makes me uncomfortble about talking to the camera. This is the last Hard Times & Blues song I'll do for a while, since other chapters need some loving too. Maybe a round. Maybe a family song. Sal, a good friend of mine in Vermont, recorded a Rise Up Singing song and sent it to me and I'm going to ask for her permission to post it on here this week too.

1 comment:

  1. The other version of the chords also sounds really good, although different. Really the alternate set of chords goes with the adaptation of the song which the Animals covered, while the original has a different melody. I'm honestly not sure that I sing the original correctly, I certainly haven't been able to find a recording of it, but I found a way to sing it that fits the old chords.