Eric Burdon and the Animals sing their 1964 hit song The House of the Rising Sun. Who could forget this memorable tale of a life gone bad (spent in sin & misery). Turns out, people have been singing this song for a few hundred years, in one version or another, and the origin & author of the song are lost to history. Hmmm, it must tell a story that still resonates today! Mothers, tell your children, not to do what I have done!