Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Words:Jimmy Cox
Music:Jimmy Cox
Performed By:  Bessie Smith (1929), Eddie Condon, Count Basie, Lavern Baker, Sam Cooke, Dave Guard, Jose Feliciano, Odetta, Nina Simone, Tim Hardin, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton (1992)
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Once I lived the life of a millionaire,
Spent all my money, just did not care,
Took all my friends out for a mighty good time,
Bought bootleg whisky, champagne and wine. 
Then I began to fall so low;
Lost all my good friends, had nowhere to go.
If I get my hands on a dollar again,
I'm gonna hang on to it till that eagle grins, 'cause

(Refrain:)
Nobody knows you when you're down and out;
In your pocket, not one penny;
And as for friends, you don't have any.
Then when you get back on your feet again
Everybody wants to be your long-lost friend 
It's mighty strange, without any doubt
Nobody knows you when you're down and out.
When you finally get back upon your feet again,
Everybody wants to be your long-lost friend 
Said it's mighty strange, without any doubt
Nobody knows you when you're down and out.
It's mighty strange, without any doubt,
Nobody knows you when you're down, you're down and out.
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