‘The House of the Rising Sun’ by the Animals has been one of my favorite songs of all times (OK – this lifetime).
I certainly had the album – still have the vinyl and even a player to play it and long time ago when I learned to play the guitar that was the score sheet I dug up somewhere and practiced, practiced and practiced.
Then, when the synthesizer came along, I dug out these old scores and figured out how to play the melody and cords with both of them hands. It turned out to be one of the two songs that I ever taught myself to play on keyboards.
And now the video of the Animals with that song fell into my lap from YouTube-land – and believe it or not – that is the first time I see the band perform.
July 5, 2007: I just had to update this video link because the previous one was not longer available – so I got one with even the lyrics on it – so sing along.
May 22, 2009: The struggle for who owns what rights and the last video was gone from YouTube, but the old one was back and I re-installed it here again.
And to make it even better – here is another famous one from the Animals.