Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out

Lyrics: Jimmy Cox
Music: Jimmy Cox

Played by Alex Koford with Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band in 2014.

Once I lived the life of a millionaire
Spent all my money, I just did not care
Took all my friends out for a good time
Bought bootleg whiskey, champagne and wine

Then I began to fall so low
Lost all my good friends, I did not have nowhere to go
I get my hands on a dollar again
I'm gonna hang on to it till that eagle grins

'Cause nobody knows you
When you're down and out
In your pocket, not one penny
And as for friends, you don't have any

When you finally get back up on your feet again
Everybody wants to be your old long-lost friend
Said it's mighty strange, without a doubt
Nobody knows you when you're down and out

When you finally get back upon your feet again
Everybody wants to be your good old long-lost friend
Said it's mighty strange
Nobody knows you
Nobody knows you
Nobody knows you when you're down and out
Selected Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1929 Single Bessie Smith
     1970 Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs Derek And The Dominos
     1992 Unplugged Eric Clapton