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comment by greenmackenzie, June 14, 2013 at flickrcomments: house of the rising sun
“Still love the Joan Baez version….but then I love female singers! Great song, great post….and fabulous photo which is what drew me in the first place …”
So we have again the contest of music, words and images against each other. And as always, I’m interested in who will win in the end!
P.S.: as usual no comment is related to the song lyrics …
The song lyric is about prostitution. The voice of Joan Baez expresses the suffering and desperation of women. The bawling of Eric Burdon is that of the football fans. Currently Germany is the brothel in Europe due to very liberal legislation. For women from Eastern Europe it is often the way into hell.
she, greenmackenzie, Seonaid, from Scotland, answered (read comments below):
“Deep reflections frizz, and I can definitely relate more to female suffering than football fans! I am always saddened by human trafficking, especially for the sex trade, it reflects mans inhumanity to woman so graphically.”
I’ve heard many versions of the song “The House of the Rising Sun“. The early versions by Leadbelly, Josh White, Libby Holman, Texas Alexander, Odetta. Then Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Doc Watson, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, The Animals / Eric Burdon, The Beatles. Also The Doors, Dolly Parton, Pink Floyd, Muse, Duran Duran, Bon Jovi, The Ventures, Gary Glitter, Tori Amos, Jimi Hendrix, Frijid Pink, Led Zeppelin, Ten Years After, Santa Esmeralda.
Then the great voices (after Joan Baez): Nina Simone, Odetta, Georgia Turner, Mary Hopkin, Tracy Chapman, Sinead O’Connor (!!!).