Nobody Knows You When You’Re Down and Out (Lyrics)

Written by Jimmie Cox

Once I led the life of a millionaire
Spending all my money, I didn't care
Taking my friends out for a good time
Bootleg whiskey, champagne and wine

Then I began to fall so low
Lost all my good friends
And nowhere to go
If I get my hands on a dollar again
Gonna hang on to it till the eagle grins

Cause nobody knows you
When you're down and out
In your pocket, not one penny
And my friends, I haven't any

But if I get myself back on my feet again
Everybody wants to be my long-lost friend
It's mighty strange, without a doubt
Nobody knows you when you're down and out
I mean when you're down and out

Cause nobody knows you
When you're down and out
In my pocket, not one penny
And my friends, I haven't any

But when I get back upon your feet again
Everybody wants to be my long-lost friend
It's mighty strange
Without a doubt
Nobody knows you when you're down and out
I mean when you're down and out
When you're down and out
When you're down and
When you're down and out