Who wrote “House of the Rising Sun?” It mysteriously popped up in the Appalachian mountains a hundred years ago. It has been performed by many artists, including Joan Baez, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, and The Animals. The lyrics tell the story of a mythical place in New Orleans–the house of the rising sun–which consumes all who enter it.
"Follow your genius closely enough, and it will not fail to show you a fresh prospect every hour." — Thoreau