Various places in have been proposed as the inspiration for the song, with varying plausibility. The phrase "House of the Rising Sun" is often understood as a for a , but it is not known whether or not the house described in the lyrics was an actual or a fictitious place. One theory is that the song is about a woman who killed her father, an alcoholic gambler who had beaten his wife. Therefore, the House of the Rising Sun may be a jailhouse, from which one would be the first person to see the sun rise (an idea supported by the lyric mentioning "a ball and chain," though that phrase has been slang for marital relationships for at least as long as the song has been in print). Because women often sang the song, another theory is that the House of the Rising Sun was where prostitutes were detained while treated for syphilis. Since cures with mercury were ineffective, going back was very unlikely.
In the four song set, U2 and Green Day performed "", followed by a medley of the American folk song "The House of the Rising Sun," Skids' "The Saints Are Coming" and U2's "" as a seven-piece band, augmented by the , the New Birth Brass Band, , and Big Sam Williams. The lyrics of all four songs were customized by singers and to commemorate the trials, tribulations, and successes that faced the city over the past year. Punctuating the 68,000 fans' first season-ticket sellout of the Superdome in its 31-year history, the New Orleans Saints beat the Atlanta Falcons 23–3. Since then, the song has been played at Saints home games before they take the field. The live version of "The Saints Are Coming" was immediately made available for download purchase at .
This cozy log cabin offers spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains year round. From sunrise to sunset, the panoramic views from the covered decks and the outdoor hot tub will amaze you. House of the Rising Sun is located in a friendly neighborhood in beautiful Wears Valley just minutes from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Dollywood and the Smoky mountain National Park. Go down the spiral stairs to the master bedroom on the lower level. It offers a king sized bed, pool table and full bath with access to the outdoor hot tub. The upper level has a fully equipped kitchen, living room, wood burning fireplace and queen Murphy bed. It also includes 2 TV‘s with players, satellite and washer/dryer. Special buy 6 nights and get 1 night free.