Who Sang Down and Out Man? Bachman–Turner Overdrive

Bachman–Turner Overdrive Bachman-Turner Overdrive cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1973-5
Genre: Rock
Style: Blues Rock/Southern Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:12
producer: Randy Bachman
lead vocals: Tim Bachman
engineer: Mark Smith
electric guitar: Randy Bachman
guitar: Randy Bachman
percussion: Robbie Bachman
drums (drum set): Robbie Bachman
Lyrics
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

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 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'

  • Release information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): Canada
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin