Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (Jimmie (Jimmy, James) Cox)

there are also Archie Shepp and Huddie Ledbetter registered for the copyright [GEMA]

Sources:

Wikipedia

Sheet Music:

first published 1923

Folk Blues: 113 amerikanische Folk Blues für Gesang, Klavier und Gitarre/Jerry Silverman. Mainz u.a., 1979

Recordings:

1927 - Bobby Leecan <Blind Bobby Baker> - Paramount

1927 - Julia Lee

1929 - Clarence "Pine Top" Smith, Alberta Reynolds - Vocalion - unissued

1929 - Clarence "Pine Top" Smith

1929 - Bessie Smith - New York City - May 15, 1929 - 148534-3 Columbia 14451-D - Bessie Smith (v), Ed Allen (c), Garvin Bushell (as), Greely Walton (ts), Clarence Williams (p), Cyrus St. Clair (bb)

1932 - Count Basie Orchestra

1939 - Sidney Bechet

1943 - Eddie Condon

1945 - Josh White --> watch on YouTube

1946 - Bertha "Chippie" Hill - Feb. 5, 1946 - Chicago IL - C-8 Circle unissued - Bertha "Chippie" Hill (v) Lee Collins (tr), John Lindsay (b), Lovie Austin (p), Baby Dodds (d)

1947 - Mutt Carey - on: Mutt Carey & Lee Collins

1947 - Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends - on: 1947

1948 - Lead Belly - Nov. 5 or 6, 1948 - New York City - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)

1954 - Louis Jordan

1954/55 - Chris Barber's Jazz Band - Decca

1955 - Claire Austin - on: Claire Austin Sings When Your Lover Has Gone

1955 - Estelle "Mama" Yancey - Aug. 21, 1952 - Chicago IL - Windin' Ball 102, on: Mamy Yancey With Don Ewell - Mamy Yancey (v), Don Ewell (p)

1958 - LaVern Baker - Jan. 27, 1958 - New York City - Atlantic, on: on: LaVern Sings Bessie Smith - LaVern Baker, Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson, Paul Quinichette, Sahib Shihab, Nat Pierce, Danny Barker, Wendell Marshall, Joe Marshall

1959 - Nina Simone - on: Anthology: The Colpix Years

1959 - Bill Smith - on: Folk Jazz

1962 - Scrapper Blackwell - on: Mr. Scrappers Blues

1962 - Odetta - April 11/12, 1962 - Riverside, on: Odetta and the Blues - Buck Clayton (tr), Vic Dickenson (tb), Herb Hall (cl), Dick Wellstood (p), Ahmed Abdul-Malik (b), Shep Shepherd (d)

1962 - Jimmy Witherspoon - on: Roots

(1963) - Big Joe Williams - 1963? - Chicago IL - Stackohits 9035, on: Blues From the South Side - Big Joe Williams (v,g)

1964 - Sam Cooke - on: Sam Cooke on the Copa

1964 - Alice Stewart - on: All the Good Times

1965 - Nina Simone - May 19, 1965 - New York City - Verve, on: Pastel Blues - Nina Simone (v,p,arr), Al Schackman (g,h), Rudy Stevenson (g,f), Lisle Atkinson (b), Bobby Hamilton (d)

1965 - Barbra Streisand

1965 - Liza Minelli - on: It Amazes Me

1966 - Don Ewell - on: Denver Concert

1966 - Jean Kittrell

1966 - Spencer Davis Group - on: Autumn '66

1966 - Otis Redding - on: Soul Album

1969 - Blues Magoos - on: Never Goin' Back to Georgia

1970 - Derek & The Dominos - Miami, Florida - Aug. 31, 1970 - Eric Clapton (g), Bobby Whitlock (org), Carl Radle (b), Jim Gordon (dr), Albhy Galuten (p) - on: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

1970 - Q 65 - on: Afghanista

1972 - The Allman Brothers Band - on: Duane & Gregg

1972 - George Melly & The Feetwarmers - on: Nuts

1973 - Tim Hardin

1975 - Barrelhouse Jazzband & Angi Domedy - on: Travelling Blues

1976 - Carrie Smith - on: Confession' the Blues

1976 - Linda Hopkins - on: Me and Bessie

1978 - Alberta Hunter - on: Amtrak Blues

1979 - Dave Kelly - on: Survivers

1980 - Archie Shepp, Horace Parlan - Feb. 6, 1980 - Steeplechase, on: Trouble in Mind - Archie Shepp (p), Horace Parlan (sax)

1982 - Archie Shepp, Horace Parlan - Westwind, on: Mama Rose in Concert - Archie Shepp (p), Horace Parlan (sax)

1985 - George Wein - on: Newport Jazz Festival All Stars

1987 - Debbie Bishop - on: Blues in the Night (Original London Cast)

1988 - Danny Barker - on: Save the Bones

1988 - Rod Stewart - on: Out of Order

1989 - Rory Block

1989 - Ruth Brown - June 12/13, 1989 - New York City - Fantasy F-9662, on: Blues On Broadway - Ruth Brown (v), Spanky Davis, Red Holloway (ts), Hank Crawford (as), Britt Woodman (tb), Rodney Jones (g), Bobby Forester (org), Al McKibbon (bs), Grady Tate (d)

1989 - Don McLean - on: For the Memories

1991 - Dorothy Loudon - on: Saloon

1992 - Eric Clapton - Reprise, on: Unplugged

1992 - Clifford Scott - on: Mr. Honky Tonk is Back in Town

1992 - Hot Tuna - on: Live At Sweetwater

1992 - La Vella Dixieland - on: Viatge a Nova Orleans

1993 - Franklin, Harpe & Usilton - on: Hokum Blues

1993 - Jeanie Lambe - on: Three Great Concerts

1993 - Martin, Bogan & the Armstrongs - on: That Old Gang Of Mine

1993 - M.P.B. Band - on: Unplugged Vol.1

1994 - Floyd McDaniel & The Blues Swingers - on: Let Your Hair Down

1995 - Peter, Paul & Mary

1995 - Carol Leigh & The Dumoustir Stompers - on: Carol Leigh & The Dumoustir Stompers

1996 - Danny Kalb - on: Bluesville Years Vol.7

1996 - Michael Charles - on: My Shadow

1996 - Tonca - on: Committed to Jah

1997 - Ruby Braff - on: Jazz Masters Vol.4

1997 - Damita Jo - on: Very Best of Damita Jo

1997 - Magnificent Seventh's Brass Band - on: Best of Bourbon Street Blues

1997 - Popa Chubby - on: One Million Broken Guitars

1997 - Michael "Hawkeye" Herman - May 21, 1995 - OWR/Topaz, on: Blues Alive!

1997 - Savoy Jazzmen Eindhoven - on: From Eindhoven With Love

1998 - George Melly - on: Anything Goes

1999 - B.B. King - Hollywood CA - MCA 12042, on: Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan - B.B. King (v,g), Dr. John (p,v), Neil Larsen (org,p), Hank Crawford (as), "Fathead" Newman (ts), Marcus Belgrave (tr), Russell Malone (g), John Heard (b), Earl Palmer (d), Lenny Castro (perc)

1999 - Beryl Bryden - on: Queen of Blues and Washboard

1999 - David Booker - on: Cowtown Jive!

1999 - Joe Dassin - on: L'intégrale (version Ledbetter?)

1999 - Gypsy Eden - on: A Journey to Heart... Remember When...?

1999 - Holly Shelton - on: Errand Girl For Rhythm

1999 - Robert Ross - on: It's Alive

1999 - Jimmy LaFave - 1984-1999 - Bohemia Beat, on: Trail

1999 - The Moss Brothers - on: On the North Side of the Tree

2000 - Chris Brubeck, Joel Brown & Peter Madcat Ruth - on: Triple Play

2000 - Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen - on: Greensleves

2000 - Cottonwood - on: Voted Most Poplar

2000 - Billie & De De Pierce - on: Gulf Coast Blues

2000 - Roland Malines - on: Blues Standards Finger Picking Style

2000 - Sean Moyses - on: Hot Rhythm

2001 - Big Mama & Joan Pau Cumellas - on: Stir the Pot

2001 - Bob Rowe - on: Portraits

2001 - Judith Durham - on: Hot Jazz Duo

2001 - Jimmie F. Rodgers - on: Jimmie F. Rodgers sings Folk Songs

2002 - Alison Faith Levy - on: Stars Fell

2002 - Oscar Brown Jr. - on: Tell it Like it Is

2002 - Sammy Duncan - on: Sammy Duncan and his Hot Jazz All Stars

2002 - Tomi Hayashi - on: Between the Wars

2002 - Mick Mulligan - on: The Best of British Jazz from BBC Jazz Club Vol.9

2002 - Papa Mutt Carey - on: Portrait of a New Orleans Master

2002 - Reuben Wilson - on: Organ Blues

2003 - James Crouch - on: Liberty

2003 - Erwin Helfer/Skinny Williams - Dec 21, 2001 - Sirens, on: St. James Infirmary

2003 - Deacon John Moore - on: Jump Blues

2003 - Tanya Saint-Val, Michael Jones - on: Autour du blues Vol.2 "Meme Le Blues M'abandonne"

2004 - Blues At Midnight - on: Blues Tribute To Eric Clapton

2004 - Rita Chiarelli - on: No-One to Blame

2004 - Horace Parlan - on: Relaxin' With Horace

2004 - Dave Van Ronk - on: ...And the Tin Pan Bended and the Story Ended...

2004 - Big Joe Williams - rec.? - on: Empty Bottle Blues

2004 - Juri Rosenfeld - on: Fab Four

2005 - Acker Bilk & Paramount Jazz Band - on: The Fabulous Mr. Acker Bilk

2005 - Walker T Ryan - on: 13

2006 - Chris Barber Jazz & Blues Band - on: Down on the Bayou

2006 - Marilyn Pollock - on: Landmarks

2006 - The Former Members of the Taylor Hicks Band & The Little Memphis Blues Orchestra - on: The Little Memphis Blues Orchestra

2006 - Jake Leg Stompers - on: Guaranteed Absolutely Pure

2006 - Vince Weber - on: The Best Yet

2007 - Mark Berenson - on: We Live Here

2007 - Rita Chiarelli - on: No-One to Blame

2007 - Rolf Cahn - on: If You Ain't Got the Do-Re-Mi

2007 - Debbie Henning - on: Still Burning

2007 - Ericka Ovette/Ruby Hayes - on: Sassy & Bessie A-Live at the Paris Lounge

2007 - Carol Alston - on: For My Sisters

2007 - Catherine Reed - on: Catherine Reed

2007 - Steve Hill - on: The Steve Hill Blues Band

2008 - Mimi And the Hearndogs - on: Unleashed

2008 - Brian Wendt - on: One Man Guitar

2008 - Terri Roben - on: Path We Make

2008 - Lonnie Donegan - on: The Early Years

2008 - Sarah Morrau - on: To Hold You

2009 - David Hudson - on: Soul Forever: Dogs, Chickens and More

2009 - Leela James - on: Let's Do It Again

2010 - Jason Isbell, Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Preservation Hall Recordings, on: Preservation

? - Jean Kittrell - on: Sings the Blues

Version Bessie Smith:

Once I lived the life of a millionaire,
spending my money, I didn't care
I carried my friends out for a good time,
buying bootleg liquor, champagne and wine.

Then I began to fall so low,
I didn't have a friend, and no place to go
So if I ever get my hand on a dollar again,
I'm gonna hold on to it till them eagle's grin (green?).

Nobody knows you when you down and out
In my pocket not one penny,
and my friends I haven't any
But If I ever get on my feet again,
then I'll meet my long lost friend
It's mighty strange, without a doubt
Nobody knows you when you down and out
I mean when you down and out.

Mmmmm, when you're down and out,
mmmmm, not one penny
And my friends I haven't any,
mmmmm, well I felt so low
Nobody wants me round their door,
mmmmm, without a doubt,
No man can use you wen you down and out
I mean when you down and out.
 
 
 

Version Eric Clapton:
 

Once I lived the life of a millionaire,
Spent all my money, I just did not care.
Took all my friends out for a good time,
Bought bootleg whisky, champagne and wine.

Then I began to fall so low,
Lost all my good friends, I did not have nowhere to go.
I get my hands on a dollar again,
I'm gonna hang on to it till that eagle grins.

'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,
Nobody knows you,
Nobody knows you,
Nobody knows you when you're down and out.