[Reckless Beat & SOTD] Lettice Rowbotham & James Smith – House of the Rising Sun

RECKLESS BEATS is a musical feature where I incorporate a little music into this bookish blog.

Today’s song of the day is literally one of my FAVOURITE COVERS OF THIS SONG. I don’t know what it is about this one that gets to me so much… but it’s magical. Let me tell you. It’s covered by Britian’s Got Talent finalist Lettice Rowbotham (who didn’t win — ughhh that’s just wrong) and the incredible James Smith. Hear them bring this song to life with his stellar vocals and her “electric” violin playing…

Here’s their cover of House of the Rising Sun!

 

LYRICS:

There is a house down in New Orleans they call the rising sun
And it’s been the ruin for many a poor boy. And God, you 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.

Now the only thing a gambler needs is a suitcase and a trunk
And the only time he is satisfied is when he’s on a drunk.

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  1. […] March 30  (Lettice Rowbotham & James Smith – House of the Rising Sun) […]

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