The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76036   Message #1344286
Posted By: RWilhelm
01-Dec-04 - 09:12 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Subject: RE: origins: nobody knows you when you're down and out
Speaking of the spoken part, I heard a street singer in the 70's do it like this:

Friends, I used to live the life of a millionaire        
Spent all my money, I know it was inflationary, but I didn't care
Took my friends out for a mighty good ride
Chevis Regal, Maui-wowie, Thunderbird wine
Then things began to fall so low
I had no money I had no place to go
I swear if I get my hands on a dollar again
I'm gonna hold on to it until Susan B. Anthony lights up a Virginia Slim