Down and Out Man Lyrics

Bachman-Turner Overdrive


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Bachman, Bachman
album: Track 10 in album Bachman-Turner Overdrive
release date: 1973-5
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
length: 3:11
engineer: Mark Smith
percussion: Robbie Bachman
drums: Robbie Bachman
electric guitar: Randy Bachman
guitar: Randy Bachman
producer: Randy Bachman
lead vocals: Tim Bachman

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Had a widow down in Boston
You know she really trusted me
Then I ran away to Cleveland
From a brand new bride-to-be

Held a preacher's plate in Memphis
On a dark cold Sunday night
By Tuesday was in Alabam'
Showing people how to do it right

I'm a down and out man
Guess you wonder why I am
I'm a down and out man
Guess you wonder why I am

Tried to boogie in a honky-tonk
But my old guitar was out of tune
That's when they didn't like my music
So they tried to throw me out the room

I was living in a funky world
They were living in three four time
All my friends are into rock and roll
Or they ain't no friends of mine

I'm a down and out man
Guess you wonder why I am
I'm a down and out man
Guess you wonder why I am

(Down and out man)
(Guess you wonder why I am)
I'm a down and out man
Guess you wonder why I am
I'm a down and out man
Guess you wonder why I am

(Down and out man)
(Guess you wonder why I am)
I'm a down and out man
Guess you wonder why I am
I'm a down and out man
Guess you wonder why I am

Track Listing

  • 1 Gimme Your Money Please
  • 2 Hold Back the Water
  • 3 Blue Collar
  • 4 Little Gandy Dancer
  • 5 Stayed Awake All Night
  • 6 Down and Out Man
  • 7 Don't Get Yourself in Trouble
  • 8 Thank You for the Feelin'