Is "The House of the Rising Sun" a rock song?

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  1. rdjones

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    It's a traditional folk song.

    The blues rock (Animals) and acid rock (Frijid Pink) versions were arrangements on the folk song.
     
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    +1 Exactly.
     
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    its a fun song to jamm with I know that ;)
     
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    Its a musical in a 45.
     
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    Blues. Dates back to the late 1800's.
     
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    Might be jazz. Go to 17m50s into this

     
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    I should have specified...The Animals version is the one I was asking about...
     
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    That ain't pop.
     
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    Percy Sledge Rosemary and Thyme
     
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    Depends on how you play it...
     
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    A subject of contention between van Ronk and Dylan:

     
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    It's folk music, it's origins in Europe more than likely pre-date the US of A.
     
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    OK, here's where I get all picky, picky, picky and I plead guilty to pickiness.

    A lot of times, people use the word "song" when they mean "recording" (of a song).

    They'll hear the Animals' HOTRS and say "I like that song," then hear the Frijid Pink version and say "I hate that song" when it's the same song.
     
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    Well all I can say is that our band was tipped $100. To play it so it's a great song !! Lol
     
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    It is whatever you want it to be. This is why I love playing music as I can arrange a song to whatever genre I want (within reason). Just make it your own.
     
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    No. It dates back over 100 years- "folk blues", if you insist on a category.
     
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    It's "music." I'll give ya that.

    Does further discussion make it better?
     
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    It’s Waylon Music

     
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    Edit: You beat me to it! :D

    Waylon Jennings recorded at least two versions, the better of which IMO is on 1976's "Waylon Live".
     
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