NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND OUT Jimmie Cox 1923 Bessie Smith - 1929 Once I lived the life of a millionaire Spending my money, I didn't care I carried my friends out for a good time Bying bootleg liquor, champagne and wine Then I began to fall so low I didn't have a friend, and no place to go So if I ever get my hand on a dollar again I'm gonna hold on to it till them eagle's green Nobody knows you when you down and out In my pocket not one penny And my friends I haven't any But If I ever get on my feet again Then I'll meet my long lost friend It's mighty strange, without a doubt Nobody knows you when you down and out I mean when you down and out Mmmmmmmm.... when you're down and out Mmmmmmmm... not one penny And my friends I haven't any Mmmmmmmm... Well I felt so low Nobody wants me round their door Mmmmmmmm... Without a doubt, No man can use you wen you down and out I mean when you down and out