Who Sang Nobody? Ry Cooder

Ry Cooder Jazz cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Blues Folk, World, & Country
Style: Ragtime/Delta Blues
length: 5:13
conductor: Joseph Byrd
vocal: Ry Cooder
mixer: Lee Herschberg
arranger: Joseph Byrd and Bill Johnson
background vocals: Simon Pico Payne, Bill Johnson, Cliff Givens and Jimmy Adams
guitar: Ry Cooder
co-producer: Joseph Byrd and Ry Cooder
Some other versions of "Nobody"

Lyrics
When life seems full of clouds and rain
And I am full of nothin' and pain
Who soothes my thumping, bumping brain, umm?
Nobody!

When winter comes with snow and sleet
And me with hunger and cold feet
Who says, "Here's twenty-five cents, go ahead and get somethin'
To eat, go on why doncha"?
Nobody!

I ain't never done nothin' to nobody
I ain't never done nothin' to nobody, no time
So until I get somethin' from somebody sometime
I'll never do nothin' for nobody, no time

When I was in that railroad wreck
And thought I'd cashed in my last check
Who took the engine off my neck?
Nobody!

One time when things was lookin' bright
I started to whittle on a stick one night
Who cried out, "Stop now, that's dynamite"?
Not a soul!

I ain't never done nothin' to nobody
I ain't never done nothin' to nobody, no time
So until I get something from somebody, sometime
I'll never do nothin' for nobody, no time

Tracklist
  • 1 Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)
  • 2 Face to Face That I Shall Meet Him
  • 3 The Pearls / Tia Juana
  • 4 The Dream
  • 5 Happy Meeting in Glory
  • 6 In a Mist
  • 7 Flashes
  • 8 Davenport Blues
  • 9 Shine
  • 10 Nobody
  • 11 We Shall Be Happy

  • Release information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    barcode: 075992735520
    script: Latin