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Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Bessie Smith Lyrics


Once I lived the life of a millionaire
Spending my money, I didn't care
I carried my friends out for a good time
Buying 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 grin

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

Mmm, when you're down and out
Mmm, not one penny
And my friends I haven't any
Mmm, well I felt so low
Nobody wants me round their door
Mmm, without a doubt
No man can use you wen you down and out
I mean when you down and out

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Written by: Jimmy Cox

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Alan Morris

This song makes me want to put on a tank top and drink some whiskey while sitting in front of an old metal fan.

Alan Morris

@steve butler
LOL

steve butler

Can I join you please?

MY WIFE 🐘🐘

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Ulysses Grant

This is the best comment.

𝓓𝓲𝔃𝔃𝔂 𝓓

𝓢𝓪𝓶𝓮 𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓮

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Carol Aspen

What a song and interpretation, so deeply emotional!! Bessie is unforgettable.

Roland Deschain

Carol; You are a supreme beauty, just like Bessie. Wish I could hear you sing..................

Roblojackster -

The message of this song rings too true. Human greed and compassion can have a very thin line separating the two sometimes. There are too many left used and broken by a society that forgot them...

GrandMasterChode

Rapture has taught us all that we are left and forgotten just like how society does.

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