And now for something completely different

Fifty years ago today, the song “House of the Rising Sun” topped the music charts.

It’s still a catchy tune, and captures the telling of regrets very well.  Several years ago, as I was adding it to my rather limited guitar repertoire, a friend pointed out to me that the words to “Amazing Grace” fit the melody and soulful mood from “Rising Sun.”

I’ve never listened to it–or played it–the same way again…


(Full disclosure: my guitar-playing days began alongside those of the Middle Musketeer, who has both considerably more talent and time to develop it.  So don’t be looking for any YouTube solos from yours truly… my guitar has been rather lonely for some time now!)


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