Who Sang Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out? LaVern Baker

LaVern Baker Precious Memories / Sings Bessie Smith cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1985
length: 3:57
vocal: LaVern Baker
Some other versions of "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out"

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 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

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Precious Memories
  • 2 Carrying the Cross for My Boss
  • 3 Just a Closer Walk With Thee
  • 4 Touch Me, Lord Jesus
  • 5 Didn't It Rain
  • 6 Precious Lord
  • 7 Somebody Touched Me
  • 8 In the Upper Room
  • 9 Journey to the Sky
  • 10 Everytime I Feel the Spirit
  • 11 Too Close
  • 12 Without a God
  • 13 Gimme a Pigfoot
  • 14 Baby Doll
  • 15 On Revival Day
  • 16 Money Blues
  • 17 I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle
  • 18 Back Water Blues
  • 19 Empty Bed Blues
  • 20 There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
  • 21 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  • 22 After You've Gone
  • 23 Young Woman's Blues
  • 24 Preaching the Blues

  • Release information
    label: Collectables
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 090431641521
    script: Latin