Bar Called the Crystal Club
Sung to the tune of House of the Rising Sun – with apologies to The Animals.

There is a bar in Kartakas
They call the Crystal Club
And it’s been the ruin of many a PC
By Strahd, I know I’m one

My mother was a singer
They called her Sonia
My Father was the mayor of the town
Called Harmonia

Now the only thing a hero needs
Is a maiden and a drink
But the wenches here will eat a man alive
Before he even blinks

–organ solo–

Oh DMs tell your players
Not to do what we have done
Die or catch lycanthropy
At the bar called the Crystal Club

Well I spend some nights a’ howlin
And I kill for pleasure now
I hide the blood on my guilty lips
with a drink called Meekulbrau

There is a bar in Kartakas
They call the Crystal Club
And it’s been the ruin of many a PC
By Strahd, I know I’m one

Original Lyrics: House of the Rising Sun

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I’m one

My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new bluejeans
My father was a gamblin’ man
Down in New Orleans

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and trunk
And the only time he’s satisfied
Is when he’s on a drunk

—— organ solo ——

Oh mother tell your children
Not to do what I have done
Spend your lives in sin and misery
In the House of the Rising Sun

Well, I got one foot on the platform
The other foot on the train
I’m goin’ back to New Orleans
To wear that ball and chain

Well, there is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I’m one