Chart Position: NR

  • Originally recorded by Ashley & Foster as “Rising Sun Blues” (1933)
  • The song’s author is unknown
  • Also recorded by Roy Acuff & Smoky Mountain Boys (1939), Almanac Singers (1941), Josh White (1944), Leadbelly (1944), Katie Lee (1955), Glenn Yarbrough (1957), Pete Seeger (1958), Frankie Laine (1959), Lonnie Donegan (1959), Andy Griffith (1959), Weavers (1959), Joan Baez (1960), Miriam Makeba (1960), Nina Simone (1962), Bob Dylan (1962), Woody Guthrie (1962), Roscoe Holcomb (1962), Tom Ashley & Doc Watson (1962), Hoyt Axton (1963), Sundowners (1963), Amanda Ambrose (1963), Animals (1964), Typhoons (1964), Dave Van Ronk (1964), Marianne Faithfull (1964), Supremes (1964), Joe & Eddie (1964), Jack Elliott (1964), June Bugg (1964), Platters (1965), Brothers Four (1965), Tracy Nelson (1966), Barbarians (1965), Maureen Tomson (1965), Helen Merrill (1965), Pozo Seco Singers (1966), Rose Maddox (1966), Caretakers (1966), Uniques (1966), Everly Brothers (1967), Tim Hardin (1967), Ronnie Milsap (1967), Mandy & Girlfriends (1967), Trudy Pitts (1967), Lana Cantrell (1967), Jerry Reed (1968), Bohemian Vendetta (1968), Nat Stuckey (1969), Claude King (1969), Wendy Dawn (1969), Conway Twitty (1970), Frijid Pink (1970), Chambers Brothers (1970), Kings Road (1970), Country Gentlemen (1973), Jody Miller (1973), Third Edition (1973), Joy Fleming (1974), Idris Muhammad (1975), Perry Sisters (1975), Gracie Rivera (1977), Santa Esmeralda (1977), Leroy Van Dyke (1978), Hiltonaires (1978), Alan Price (1980), Eddy Starr Orchestra & Singers (1980), Merle Travis (1982), Bobby Fuller Four (1984), Al Davey (1986), Jets (1986), Hank Williams Jr. (1987), Skitzo (1987), Kristina Bach (1988), No Remorse (1989), Tracy Chapman (1990), Harvey Reid (1991), Gregory Isaacs (1992), Eric Burdon w/Brian Auger Band (1993), Sinead O’Connor (1994), Trashmen (1994), Piccadilly 6 + One (1996), Peter, Paul & Mary (1995), Bon Jovi (1996), Gary Glitter (1996), Rob Lamothe (1996), Kenny Bee (1997), Henry McCullough (1998), Doc & Richard Watson (1999), EverEve (1999), Holly Johnson (1999), BB Band (1999), Carol Kidd (2000), Mystic Eyes (2001), Jimmy Nail (2001), Muse (2002), Toto (2002), John Otway (2002), Jet Set Six (2003), Be Good Tonyas (2003), Emily Singleton (2003), Georgia Turner (2003), Antoine Rocks (2005), Declan (2007), Blues Support (2006), Rick Devin (2007), MonaLisa & Band (2007), Jypsi (2008), Grains of Time (2008), EG Kight (2008), Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (2009), Sandi Thom (2011), Colm Wilkinson (2010), Guy Davis (2011), Deja vu (2011), Gaslight Anthem (2011), Smoke Sellers (2011), Lorrie Newman Keating (2012), Stephan Rizon (2012), Techtonics (2012), Bobby Bare (2012), Ruby Moon (2013), Harmonics (2013), Five Finger Death Punch (2013), Jacquie Lee (2014), Johnny Mastro & Mama’s Boys (2015), Kimberly Nicole (2015), Dead South (2015), Joan Baez w/Richard Thompson & David Bromberg (2016), Los Kingdom (2016), Krokus (2016), Nina Van Horn (2017), Sam Cohen (2017), Markley & Balmer (2017), Audiomachine (2019) and many others

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