The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76036   Message #1343704
Posted By: GUEST,Lakeman
30-Nov-04 - 06:06 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Subject: RE: origins: nobody knows you...
There is a spoken part on the Louis Jordan version. Here tis:-
(Sung against melody instrumental)
"You know folks, I once lived in a big mansion high up on top of a hill Where I used to give caviar and champagne parties just for the thrill.
But the wrong folks moved into town and things went down in a spin
And now I can't even rustle up enough to buy a nip o' gin..."
(sings) "But as soon as I...etc

I change my version to ..."And things got way outta hand and then I ended up playing in... (name the band you hate the most, eg the Seeker's backing band.)

Thanks for the info about Jimmy Cox. I thought it was later than 1923 because it is known as a Depression Era song.