Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Derek and the Dominos Lyrics


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 no, no, 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.

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Jimmy Cox

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Richard Zuelch

Even after 46 years, this album just never gets old.

Matthew O'Boyle

Ray You do know he didn’t play all the solos right? After the first two tracks, he and Duane Allman basically split all the guitar parts.

Eksanata Prawira

almost 50th anniversary, i will wait for it

PwlTwlGuy

Still music to my ears in 2020.

Ray

Richard Zuelch Nope. Sounds like Eric recorded yesterday. Blues just never gets dated . Especially when Clapton does all the solo’s. The guy is a guitar prodigy. Was born to play the blues

Ray

Richard Zuelch Nope. Gets better with age. Like a fine wine.

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dannybrazen

i love the kind of sad desperation in clapton's voice in the dominoes era. it just sounds so heartfelt and so heartbreaking. in the unplugged album the lyrics to this sound like a jokey anecdote about being broke, in this they sound so damn real man, like you've lost absolutely everything

Ryan Hamann

Definitely superior version

The Worldwide Rock N Roll English Teachers Network

@Erick Cabanillas No video from that particular show... But there are a bunch of good songs on my YouTube channel. I just started a new band, so we'll probably have some new music online this year. For now you can enjoy my older stuff. :-)

Erick Cabanillas

@The Worldwide Rock N Roll English Teachers Network do you have a video

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