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Eric Clapton

Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out (3:49)

"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.

This version was recorded by Eric Clapton as part of MTV's Unplugged series.

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  • SO IT IS----TRUE TITLE, BUT A GREAT SONG------
  • True enough, for most of us, but some of E.C.'s troubles have made news, which didn't make them any less painful for him to bear, I'll bet! He does a terrific job on this number.
  • slow hand
  • GREAT TRACK.....LOVE IT !!!
  • Sad true.
  • Unplugged version ftw
  • another Maestro!
  • nobody loves you when you're down and out... Amen, brother. :)
  • As is the entire Unplugged cd. Love his sound.
  • First ! This song is very awesome .

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