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On[C]ce I lived the li[E7]fe [A]of a millionaire[A] [A7]
[Dm]Spent all my mo[A]ney[Dm], just did not care
[F]Took all my fri[F# augmented]ends out[C] [A7] for a good time
[D9]Bought bootleg whisky, [G7]champagne and wine
Then I began to fall so low
Lost all my good friends, I did not have nowhere to go
If I get my hands on a dollar again
I'm gonna hang on to it till that eagle grins, yeah
Cause no, no, nobody knows you
When you're down and out
In your pocket, not one penny
And as for friends, you don't have any
When you finally get back up on your feet again
Everybody wants to be your old long-lost friend
Said it's mighty strange, without a doubt
Nobody knows you when you're down and out
When you finally get back upon your feet again,
Everybody wants to be your good old long-lost friend
Said it's mighty strange
[D7]Nobody knows you[D#7] [E7] [F7]
Nobody knows you[F7] [E7] [D#7] [D7]
Nobody knows you [G7]  when you're down and o[C]ut[F7] [C] [G7] [C]
D#7: x x 1 3 2 3 E7: x x 2 4 3 4 F7: x x 3 5 4 5
F7 (in verses): x x 1 2 1 1 A7: x 0 2 2 2 3
(from Layla, 1970)
(sent by Harlan at
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
(Eric Clapton Unplugged)
[C]Once I lived the li[E]fe of a milli[A7]onaire
[Dm]Spending all my mo[A7]ney didn't h[Dm]ave any ca[A7]res
[F]Took all my fr[D7]iends out for a m[C]ighty good t[A7]ime
[C]We bought bootleg liquor, cha[G]mpagne and wine
[C]Then I beg[E]an to f[A7]all so low
[Dm]Lost all my go[A7]od friends, had [Dm]no where to [A7]go
[F]If I get my ha[D7]nds on a do[C]llar ag[A7]ain
[C]I'll hang on to it, till that old ea[G]gle grins
[C]Because nob[E]ody lo[A7]ves you
[Dm]When you're d[A7]own and [Dm]out[A7]
[F]In your poc[D7]ket, n[C]ot one pen[A7]ny
[C]And as for friends, you do[G]n't have many.
[C]When you get ba[E]ck on your feet a[A7]gain
[Dm]Everybody w[A7]ants to be your l[Dm]ong lost frie[A7]nd
[F]I said it stra[D7]ight, with[C]out any dou[A7]bt
[C]Nobody knows you, when your do[G]wn and out.
Transcribed by
"Ask the kid in the back of your class if they are learning anything!"

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