Who Sang Didn't I Know You When? Loggins & Messina

Loggins & Messina Full Sail cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1973
length: 2:42
Lyrics
You there on the corner, you making the sixty-five,
you look a lot like a lad I knew when I was a child of five,
and now I see you're leading me, in view of a heavenly end,
but I don't forget a friend, didn't I know you when?

Didn't I know you when you were selling papers door to door?
Didn't I know you when you were a neighbor? Ah ha.

Well Jack, jump back, you may look different, well it's a fact.
And I don't forget a friend, didn't I know you when?

And you there, his disciple, you passing the hat around.
You're bragging about the life you love while you're bragging about the life you found.
You may have been living in sin running from the arms of the law
But you may have been my friend, whoa, didn't I know you when?

Didn't I know you when you were waiting tables, sweeping the floor?
Didn't I know you were you was a neighbor?
Well Jack, jump back, you may look different, well it's a fact.
And I don't forget a friend, didn't I know you when.

Seems to me you used to love the ladies.
Playing Louie Louie in the back.
Isn't life strange? Lord how some people change.
Change about me, Lord fantastic, tell me what's your name.

Didn't I know you when you were waiting tables, sweeping the floor?
Didn't I know you when you was a neighbor.
Well Jack, jump back, you may look different, well that's a fact.
But I don't forget a friend, didn't I know you when?
Didn't I know you when you were selling papers door to door?
Well didn't I know you when you were a neighbor.

Well Jack, shucks, you may look different well that's a fact.
But I don't forget a friend, didn't I know you when?

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Lahaina
  • 2 Travelin' Blues
  • 3 My Music
  • 4 A Love Song
  • 5 You Need a Man/Coming to You
  • 6 Watching the River Run
  • 7 Pathway to Glory
  • 8 Didn't I Know You When
  • 9 Sailin' the Wind

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