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Lyr Req: Down and Out (from Dave Van Ronk)

08 Oct 06 - 07:47 PM (#1853612)
Subject: Lyr Req: Dave Van Ronk's 'Down and Out'
From: Johnhenry'shammer

I'd like the lyrics to the version of Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out sung by Dave Van Ronk on the album "The Tin Pan Bended and the Story Ended"

Thanks


08 Oct 06 - 07:53 PM (#1853619)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dave Van Ronk's 'Down and Out'
From: GUEST

Does it differ significantly from anyone else's version?


08 Oct 06 - 08:52 PM (#1853654)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dave Van Ronk's 'Down and Out'
From: Johnhenry'shammer

Yes. There are quite a few extra verses.


08 Oct 06 - 08:54 PM (#1853656)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dave Van Ronk's 'Down and Out'
From: GUEST

OK, I'll dig around. Thank you.


08 Oct 06 - 09:13 PM (#1853668)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dave Van Ronk's 'Down and Out'
From: GUEST

I dug. Nowt. I think the lyrics will have to come from an mp3 or someone who has the CD.


09 Oct 06 - 12:17 AM (#1853738)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dave Van Ronk's 'Down and Out'
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)

Try asking DWDitty he is a big Dave Van Ronk fan and probably has this album.

Yours, Aye. Dave


12 Jan 12 - 01:49 AM (#3289121)
Subject: Lyr Add: DOWN AND OUT (from Dave Van Ronk)
From: Jim Dixon

These are the complete lyrics from this recording:


DOWN AND OUT
As sung by Dave Van Ronk on "Live at Sir George Williams University" (1997)

Once I led the life of a millionaire,
Spendin' my money; I didn't care.
Takin' my friends out for a good time,
I'm buyin' high-priced liquor, aw, champagne an' wine.
Then I began to fall so low,
I didn't have a friend, no place to go.
If I get my hands on a dollar again,
I'm gonna hold onto it till George Washington screams.

Nobody knows you when you're down and out.
In your pocket, not one penny,
And your friends, well, you haven't any.
Well now, soon as you get back on your feet again,
Then you'll find your long-lost friend.
It's mighty strange, without a doubt.
Aw, nobody knows you when you're down and out.

Aw, when you're down and out.
Mmm—not one penny,
And your friends, well, you haven't any.
Well now, as soon as you get back on your feet again,
Then you'll find your long-lost friend.
It's mighty strange without a doubt.
Aw, no gal can use you when you're down and out,
I mean, when you're down and out.


12 Jan 12 - 02:09 AM (#3289128)
Subject: Lyr Add: NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND OUT
From: Jim Dixon

...but this must be the one the requester had in mind:


NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND OUT
As sung by Dave Van Ronk on "...and the tin pan bended and the story ended..." (Smithsonian Folkways, 2004)

Standin' on a corner, singin' the blues,
Pockets full of empty, holes in my shoes,
Chompin' on the butt of a ten-cent cigar,
Choppin' out the changes on a beat-up guitar,
I've sung this song before; singin' it again,
Those dear dim days of way back when,
Before the good-time Charlies left me flat.
If you like the music, drop a dime in the hat.

But once I led the life of a millionaire,
Spendin' my money; I didn't care.
Takin' my friends out for a good time,
I'm buyin' high-priced liquor, champagne, wine,
When I began to fall so low,
I didn't have a friend, no place to go.
If I get my hands on a dollar again,
I'm gonna hold onto it till George Washington screams.

'Cause nobody knows you when you're down and out.
In your pocket, not one penny,
And your friends, you haven't any,
But as soon as you get back on your feet again,
Then you'll find your long-lost friends.
It's mighty strange, without a doubt.
Nobody knows you when you're down and out.

Mmm—when you're down and out,
Mmm—not one penny,
And your friends, you haven't any.
Mmm—never felt so low.
Nobody wants me round their door.
Mmm—without a doubt.
Nobody knows you when you're down and out.
I mean, no gal can use you when you're—
When you're down and out.