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Rolf Harris -- Sun Arise
Rolf Harris -- Sun Arise
Published: 2008/07/12
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Sun Arise
Sun Arise
Published: 2014/08/21
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SUN ARISE ROLF HARRIS.wmv
Published: 2011/03/15
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Rolf Harris   Sun Arise
Rolf Harris Sun Arise
Published: 2012/09/18
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Graeme Connors - Sun Arise
Graeme Connors - Sun Arise
Published: 2012/06/30
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Phosphorescent ~ Sun, Arise! (An Invocation, An Introduction)
Phosphorescent ~ Sun, Arise! (An Invocation, An Introduction)
Published: 2013/03/21
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Sun Arise
Sun Arise
Published: 2017/01/26
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Sun Arise
Sun Arise
Published: 2014/11/09
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Sun Arise
Sun Arise
Published: 2015/11/27
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Rolf Harris - Sun Arise (Columbia).
Rolf Harris - Sun Arise (Columbia).
Published: 2016/03/03
Channel: oldiesbutgoodies45
Jungle Kings - Sun Arise
Jungle Kings - Sun Arise
Published: 2009/10/15
Channel: bon accordians
Sun Arise
Sun Arise
Published: 2009/01/01
Channel: Howard Dully
Sun Arise - Alice Cooper
Sun Arise - Alice Cooper
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: James James
sun arise
sun arise
Published: 2010/10/23
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Alice Cooper - Sun Arise (Live)
Alice Cooper - Sun Arise (Live)
Published: 2006/11/11
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The Godfathers - Sun Arise
The Godfathers - Sun Arise
Published: 2011/10/09
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Sun Arise by Rolf Harris 1963
Sun Arise by Rolf Harris 1963
Published: 2014/11/15
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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
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Sun, Arise! (An Invocation, An Introduction) - Phosphorescent
Sun, Arise! (An Invocation, An Introduction) - Phosphorescent
Published: 2013/10/31
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Second Coming/Ballad of Dwight Fry/Sun Arise — Alice Cooper
Second Coming/Ballad of Dwight Fry/Sun Arise — Alice Cooper
Published: 2016/02/19
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Plant Page - Denton [1994] - Part 3 (Sun Arise)
Plant Page - Denton [1994] - Part 3 (Sun Arise)
Published: 2011/07/22
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Sun Arise performed by Dave Cowton aka Chili Monster
Sun Arise performed by Dave Cowton aka Chili Monster
Published: 2017/02/16
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sun arise early in the morning rolfie
sun arise early in the morning rolfie
Published: 2007/08/05
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LL2016: Sun Arise
LL2016: Sun Arise
Published: 2016/12/14
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Sun, Arise! (An Invocation, An Introduction)
Sun, Arise! (An Invocation, An Introduction)
Published: 2014/11/30
Channel: Phosphorescent - Topic
Sun Arise
Sun Arise
Published: 2017/10/30
Channel: ken ramsay
ARISING SUN - 「Warphan」 (official music video)
ARISING SUN - 「Warphan」 (official music video)
Published: 2012/03/17
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Sun Arise (1997 Version)
Sun Arise (1997 Version)
Published: 2014/08/27
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Sun Arise (Andy Kershaw BBC Radio 1 Session 31/10/85)
Sun Arise (Andy Kershaw BBC Radio 1 Session 31/10/85)
Published: 2015/11/14
Channel: The Godfathers - Topic
Unitone Rockers ‎- Sun Arise
Unitone Rockers ‎- Sun Arise
Published: 2013/04/17
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Mountains Crave - Arise O Magnificent Sun (2017)
Mountains Crave - Arise O Magnificent Sun (2017)
Published: 2017/06/13
Channel: BlackMetalUpdates
Rolf Harris - Sun Arise
Rolf Harris - Sun Arise
Published: 2014/02/12
Channel: OfficialPlayMeMusic
Alex the Sun - "Arise and Shine"
Alex the Sun - "Arise and Shine"
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: alex the sun
Paul Rich - Sun Arise (1962)
Paul Rich - Sun Arise (1962)
Published: 2014/03/05
Channel: zippgunz
Rolf Harris-Sun Arise.
Rolf Harris-Sun Arise.
Published: 2012/08/14
Channel: MsRhianon
Sun arise Alice Cooper cover
Sun arise Alice Cooper cover
Published: 2017/11/14
Channel: Adrien Dougere
This Side Up - Sun Arise
This Side Up - Sun Arise
Published: 2011/08/01
Channel: superqix
Rolf Harris - Sun arise
Rolf Harris - Sun arise
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: Elmar Naumann
Sun Arise VSS Mix (Rolf Harris)
Sun Arise VSS Mix (Rolf Harris)
Published: 2011/03/28
Channel: vss1963
sun arise
sun arise
Published: 2010/04/04
Channel: Tony Steele
Rolf Harris   Sun Arise Live @ Bestival 2010 x264
Rolf Harris Sun Arise Live @ Bestival 2010 x264
Published: 2010/09/19
Channel: Clive Bishop
Sun, Arise! (An Invocation, An Introduction) - Phosphorescent [Jackson
Sun, Arise! (An Invocation, An Introduction) - Phosphorescent [Jackson's Music Video Debut]
Published: 2014/09/21
Channel: JoshMcComasVideo
Catch the Sun - Arise (Vocals Preview)
Catch the Sun - Arise (Vocals Preview)
Published: 2013/03/07
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CHASE THE SUN - ARISE Full EP Stream - Link |  BCM
CHASE THE SUN - ARISE Full EP Stream - Link | BCM
Published: 2015/11/02
Channel: BeneCoreTv
sun arise
sun arise
Published: 2014/06/26
Channel: lambertraven
Sun Arise
Sun Arise
Published: 2016/08/22
Channel: Karen McSwain
Sun Arise (Karaoke Version)
Sun Arise (Karaoke Version)
Published: 2015/03/09
Channel: Various Artists - Topic
Sun Arise
Sun Arise
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: toneddef
Sun Arise
Sun Arise
Published: 2015/11/15
Channel: K. MASSICK
Sun Arise
Sun Arise
Published: 2015/11/14
Channel: The Godfathers - Topic
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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 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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