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Rolf Harris -- Sun Arise
Rolf Harris -- Sun Arise
Published: 2008/07/12
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Rolf Harris   Sun Arise
Rolf Harris Sun Arise
Published: 2012/09/18
Channel: kevinbraasch
SUN ARISE  ROLF HARRIS.wmv
SUN ARISE ROLF HARRIS.wmv
Published: 2011/03/15
Channel: PhilGoodFactor1
Phosphorescent ~ Sun, Arise! (An Invocation, An Introduction)
Phosphorescent ~ Sun, Arise! (An Invocation, An Introduction)
Published: 2013/03/21
Channel: 1bambooshack
Alice Cooper - Sun Arise (Live)
Alice Cooper - Sun Arise (Live)
Published: 2006/11/11
Channel: Rusty Shackleford
Sun Arise - Alice Cooper
Sun Arise - Alice Cooper
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: James James
Graeme Connors - Sun Arise
Graeme Connors - Sun Arise
Published: 2012/06/30
Channel: Karazyhorse
The Godfathers - Sun Arise
The Godfathers - Sun Arise
Published: 2011/10/09
Channel: usedrecordsgr
sun arise
sun arise
Published: 2010/10/23
Channel: RJSPF best
Second Coming/Ballad of Dwight Fry/Sun Arise — Alice Cooper
Second Coming/Ballad of Dwight Fry/Sun Arise — Alice Cooper
Published: 2016/02/19
Channel: Dan Corkill
Sun Arise by Rolf Harris 1963
Sun Arise by Rolf Harris 1963
Published: 2014/11/15
Channel: jukejointjohnny48
Jungle Kings - Sun Arise
Jungle Kings - Sun Arise
Published: 2009/10/15
Channel: bon accordians
sun arise
sun arise
Published: 2010/04/04
Channel: Tony Steele
Sun Arise by Rolf Harris dance by Justina Linderman
Sun Arise by Rolf Harris dance by Justina Linderman
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: Sabrina Howard
The Ballroom - Sun Arise - 1967
The Ballroom - Sun Arise - 1967
Published: 2012/10/11
Channel: melitosse
This Side Up - Sun Arise
This Side Up - Sun Arise
Published: 2011/08/01
Channel: superqix
Plant Page - Denton [1994] - Part 3 (Sun Arise)
Plant Page - Denton [1994] - Part 3 (Sun Arise)
Published: 2011/07/22
Channel: q12w33w43
proGrammar "Sun Arise (Vocal Breakdown)" (by Alice Cooper)
proGrammar "Sun Arise (Vocal Breakdown)" (by Alice Cooper)
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: proGrammar
Rolf Harris - Sun Arise, Didgeridoo and Dal Richards Orchestra at PNE 2010
Rolf Harris - Sun Arise, Didgeridoo and Dal Richards Orchestra at PNE 2010
Published: 2010/09/18
Channel: Ray Van Eng
sun arise early in the morning rolfie
sun arise early in the morning rolfie
Published: 2007/08/05
Channel: pompey68uk
Sun Arise
Sun Arise
Published: 2015/11/14
Channel: The Godfathers - Topic
Sun Arise performed by Dave Cowton aka Chili Monster
Sun Arise performed by Dave Cowton aka Chili Monster
Published: 2017/02/16
Channel: Chili Monster
Crystal Jacqueline - Sun Arise
Crystal Jacqueline - Sun Arise
Published: 2015/02/22
Channel: LombardMod
Sun, Arise! (An Invocation, An Introduction) - Phosphorescent
Sun, Arise! (An Invocation, An Introduction) - Phosphorescent
Published: 2013/10/31
Channel: chucksing
Sun Arise
Sun Arise
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: toneddef
Sun arise early in the morning...
Sun arise early in the morning...
Published: 2013/08/01
Channel: FrontSideBus
Catch The Sun - Arise (EP "Feel The Creator" 2012)
Catch The Sun - Arise (EP "Feel The Creator" 2012)
Published: 2012/10/31
Channel: catchthesunmetal
Mark Lanegan - Sun Arise; Cinnamon Girl; Midnight Moses
Mark Lanegan - Sun Arise; Cinnamon Girl; Midnight Moses
Published: 2016/01/23
Channel: Dark Mark
From lands that see the sun arise - Howard Goodall
From lands that see the sun arise - Howard Goodall
Published: 2014/12/20
Channel: Entrelíneas
Rolf Harris - Sun arise
Rolf Harris - Sun arise
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: Elmar Naumann
LL2016: Sun Arise
LL2016: Sun Arise
Published: 2016/12/14
Channel: mulligp
sun arise 1
sun arise 1
Published: 2017/05/20
Channel: Richard Eaton
NIU Concert Choir - Tim Blickhan - From Lands That See the Sun Arise
NIU Concert Choir - Tim Blickhan - From Lands That See the Sun Arise
Published: 2015/03/19
Channel: Northern Illinois University School of Music
Rolf Harris-Sun Arise.
Rolf Harris-Sun Arise.
Published: 2012/08/14
Channel: MsRhianon
SUN ARISE
SUN ARISE
Published: 2013/07/26
Channel: MARK JAMES
Sun Arise
Sun Arise
Published: 2016/08/22
Channel: Karen McSwain
Dirty Duvet 3 Sun Arise/2 Little Boys
Dirty Duvet 3 Sun Arise/2 Little Boys
Published: 2010/10/25
Channel: lemmyatom
Sun Arise 2  copy
Sun Arise 2 copy
Published: 2016/05/25
Channel: Milton Trice
Napkelet / Sun Arise
Napkelet / Sun Arise
Published: 2017/04/27
Channel: Ferenc Bodor
SUN ARISE IN NATURE WORLD MOTIVATION
SUN ARISE IN NATURE WORLD MOTIVATION
Published: 2017/06/12
Channel: Digital World
Sun Arise In Darwin
Sun Arise In Darwin
Published: 2008/05/22
Channel: JanandAnnie
Catch the Sun - Arise (Vocals Preview)
Catch the Sun - Arise (Vocals Preview)
Published: 2013/03/07
Channel: adamjasimpersonal
ROLF HARRIS - Sun Arise (Bestival, 11th September 2010)
ROLF HARRIS - Sun Arise (Bestival, 11th September 2010)
Published: 2010/09/13
Channel: GuildfordGhost
Sun Arise
Sun Arise
Published: 2016/01/31
Channel: Karen McSwain
Sun Arise VSS Mix (Rolf Harris)
Sun Arise VSS Mix (Rolf Harris)
Published: 2011/03/28
Channel: vss1963
Sun Arise
Sun Arise
Published: 2010/01/14
Channel: ProducerEffects
sun arise.mpg
sun arise.mpg
Published: 2010/05/30
Channel: Fred ism
Sun Arise   Dan Walker by Rolf Harris
Sun Arise Dan Walker by Rolf Harris
Published: 2012/12/22
Channel: Zongo AUS
sun arise
sun arise
Published: 2014/06/26
Channel: lambertraven
Hurusoma - I See the Lonely January Sun Arise (produced version)
Hurusoma - I See the Lonely January Sun Arise (produced version)
Published: 2009/06/23
Channel: lostfacts
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"Sun Arise"
Single by Rolf Harris
B-side "The Big Black Hat"
Released 1960
Format 7" single
Genre Folk/pop
Length 3:03
Label Epic, EMI Columbia
Songwriter(s) Rolf Harris, Harry Butler
Producer(s) George Martin

"Sun Arise" is the fourth single released by the Australian singer-songwriter Rolf Harris. Released in January 1961 in Australia and October 1962 in the UK, it was Harris' third charting hit in Australia (following "The Big Black Hat" in 1960) and second in the UK (following "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" also 1960). Unlike many of his early chart hits, "Sun Arise" was not a comedy record, but came within the genre of world music with its didgeridoo-inspired sound.

Production and lyrics[edit]

The song was written with fellow Western Australian Harry Butler, a naturalist later known for his television show In the Wild.[1]

After the success of "Tie Me Kangaroo Down", Harris assumed that his future records would be automatically released in the United Kingdom by his label EMI Records. EMI, however, were not so sure and directed him to George Martin, then known for producing some of the more off-the-wall records of the time.[2] Martin initially called the recording "very boring", which Harris countered by saying that the Aborigines, who he was trying to imitate, would "repeat a phrase over and over again and it would become mesmerising". The song was re-written with slightly more lyrics and recorded using eight double basses to mimic the didgeridoo, which Harris could not play at the time.[2] A notable feature of this song is the playing of claves.

The song's lyrical structure is simple with the vast majority of the lines starting simply "Sun Arise". The lyrics of the song came from a story Butler told him about Aboriginal beliefs. Some tribes see the sun as a goddess. Each time she wakes in the morning, her skirts of light gradually cover more and more of the land, bringing back warmth and light to the air.[3] The only explicit reference to anything Australian in the song is the mention of the Kangaroo Paw flower, which is endemic to Western Australia.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

The track was Harris' second top ten hit in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at no. 3.[5] It was also his first hit in the United States, at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached #61 in his native Australia and #98 on re-release in 1963. Thirty-five years after originally charting in the UK, the song (albeit in a re-recorded version) re-entered the charts in October 1997, reaching no. 26.[5]

"Sun Arise" was included on the album of the same name in 1963. The song's B-side was "Someone's Pinched Me Winkles".

Cover versions[edit]

The song was covered by Alice Cooper on their third album, Love it to Death.

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin performed the song live on the Denton television show in 1994, as part of Page & Plant's No Quarter tour.

The Godfathers covered the song as one of their first singles, which was later compiled onto Hit by Hit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sun Arise - ROLF HARRIS (1960) - Pop Archives - Sources of Australian Pop Records from the 50s, 60s and 70s". Pop Archives. Retrieved 2016-09-26. 
  2. ^ a b Medd, James: "Lessons learnt in the music business by Rolf Harris" from 'The Word Magazine' August 10, 2010
  3. ^ Harris, Rolf: "Can You Tell Me What It Is Yet?" Bantam Press, London, 2001
  4. ^ "Rolf Harris - Sun Arise Lyrics | LetsSingIt Lyrics". Artists.letssingit.com. Retrieved 2016-09-26. 
  5. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 244. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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