Hello … we are experiencing more than our fair share of rain in the UK … thankfully the sun is shining this morning!
This week Anne has added two new arrangements to the site:
Traditional: Rising Sun
Voice & Piano – E Minor
This is a folk song which tells the story of a young man and the evils of gambling at The Rising Sun, a house of ill repute in New Orleans. It is thought to have been written by Georgia Turner and Bert Martin, however in 1964 Eric Burdon and The Animals recorded a version which made the song famous and the one that you are likely to be familiar with.
The House of the Rising SunThe Animals
There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And its been the ruins 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 gamblin’ man
Down in New Orleans
Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and a trunk
And the only time he’ll be satisfied
Is when he’s all a drunk
Oh mother tell your children
Not to do what I have done
Spend your lives in sin and misery
In the house of the Rising Sun
Well I got one foot on the platform
The other foot on a train
I’m goin’ back to New Orleans
To wear that ball and chain
Well. There is a house in New Orleans
They call it the Rising Sun
And its been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I’m one.
The House of the Rising Sun (US version) – The Animals. Produced by Mickie Most
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The second new upload is by Ponchielli and adds to the recently added arrangements of:-
Dance of the Hours: Daytime:
Ensemble: Flute, Oboe, 3 Clarinets, Bassoon, Trumpet, 2 Violins, Viola & Cello
Click here to have a look at alternative arrangements.