House of the Rising Sun is an American folk song, thought to be written by Georgia Turner and Bert Martin. This song tells of hard times in New Orleans. The most well known version was recorded by Eric Burdon and the Animals in 1964.
The song was never played fully live, and never released on any of Muse's singles - only an NME cover album. This song has been covered by many huge artists, including Tommy Emmanuel, The White Stripes, The Eagles, Bob Dylan, The Animals, and coincidentally Nina Simone (the same legendary jazz artist that made Feeling Good famous). It was also the first song Tony Blair learned to play on guitar.
An instrumental excerpt from the song was played during the 2006 tour.