Chart Position: 7

  • The song’s composer is unknown but Georgia Turner formalized the lyrics in his 1937 version
  • Lead vocals: Kelly Green
  • Guitar: Gary Ray Thompson
  • Produced by Michael Valvano
  • Frijid Pink is from Detroit MI
  • Led Zeppelin opened for Frijid Pink in Detroit in 1970
  • Melody is from an old English ballad
  • Originally recorded by Ashley & Foster as ‘Rising Sun Blues’ (1933)
  • This is Frijid Pink’s biggest hit single
  • Also recorded by Animals (1964), Bob Dylan (1962), Callahan Brothers (1934), Leadbelly (1944), Nina Simone (1962), Supremes (1964), Marianne Faithful (1964), Barbarians (1965), Doc Watson & Clarence Ashley,  Bobby Fuller Four (1984), Dolly Parton (1980), Alan Price (1980), Trudy Pitts (1967), Brothers Four (1965), Josh White, Nat Stuckey (1969), Santa Esmerelda (1977), Herbie Mann (1967), Catherine McKinnon (1968), Mike Auldridge (1970), Conway Twitty (1970), Dirty Scums (1987), Sinead O’Connor (1994), Bachman-Turner Overdrive (1996), Walkabouts (1996), Don McMinn (1994), EverEve (1999), Tracy Chapman (1990), Adolescents (1987), Theodis Ealey (1993), Eric Burdon Brian Auger Band (1998), 386 DX (2000), Peter Paul and Mary (1995), Don Angle (1999), Jerry Garcia David Grisman & Tony Rice (2000), Alejandra Guzman (1989), Roman (2009), Jet Jet Six (2003), Helmut Lotti (2003), Muse (2002), Rock Nalle & Yankees (2004), and Sarah Brooks w/ Joe Beck (2002)

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