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GUEST,John Garst Origin or title of House of the Rising Sun? (184* d) RE: Origin or title of House of the Rising Sun? 25 Aug 05


I hasten to note that Legman definitely interprets the "ruin" of these songs to venereal disease. I have my doubts. In addition to financial ruin and whorehouse addiction, the "ruin" could be spiritual, i.e., taking up the singer's ways would be sinful and would lead to hell. In fact, that may be the most straightforward interpretation.


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