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Eric Clapton — Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out
Album: Unplugged
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Released: 1992
Length: 3:47
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Eric Clapton by ~Hongmin
Michelle Seo ©2008-2010 ~Hongmin

This is an old Eric clapton...very old. i'm not a big fan but i like the old songs he sang... this was a bit of challenge to draw bcz of lots of skin textures and glasses,, but came out ok.. done on smooth bristol with mechanical pencils ... lots of hours..sleepless nights

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Eric 'Slowhand' Clapton - "Down & Out" Live (1997)

"Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" is a blues standard, written by Jimmy Cox in 1923. Its lyric, told from the point of view of a one-time millionaire during the Prohibition era, reflects on the fleeting nature of material wealth and the friendships that come and go with it. The song was first recorded and popularized by Bessie Smith, the preeminent female blues singer of the 1920s and '30s. Since then, numerous cover versions have been recorded. Included in Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs is a rock album by Derek and the Dominos, released in December 1970.

"Once I lived the life of a millionaire,
Spending all my money, just didn't care,
Took all my friends out for a mighty good time,
Buyin bootleg whisky, champagne and wine.
Then I began to fall so low;
Lost all my good friends, had no place to go.
If I get my hands on a dollar again,
I'm gonna hang on to it till that eagle grins,

Nobody knows you when you're down and out,
In your pocket, not one penny;
And all the friends, you don't have any.
If you get back on your feet again
That's when you find you long lost friend
It's mighty strange, without any doubt
Nobody knows you when you're down and out.

When you finally get back upon your feet again,
That's when you meet your long-lost friend
Said it's mighty strange, without any doubt
Nobody knows you when you're down and out.
It's mighty strange, without any doubt,
Nobody knows you when you're down, you're down and out. "