Sunday, November 9, 2008

Unemployment Blues - The Soundtrack Part III

This dude Eric Clapton can play guitar.

Once I lived the life of a millionaire,
Spent all my money, didn't have any cares.
Took all my friends out for a mighty good time,
Bought bootleg whisky, champagne and wine.
Then I began to fall so low,
Lost all my good friends,
Had nowhere to go.
If I get my hands on a dollar again,
I'm gonna hang on to it till that eagle grins.
Cause nobody knows you
When you're down and out.
In your pocket, not one penny,
And as for friends, you don't have any.
Nobody Knows You when You’re Down and Out.

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out, Bessie Smith, 1923, covered by Clapton and lots of others

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