Nobody knows when you're down - Carla Bruni

This blues song from the 1920s has had many cover versions since then. One of them was recorded by Eric Clapton, one of the many exes of Carla Bruni.

What do think of her attempt at this song? Have you heard any of the songs she has penned herself?



Once I lived the life
Of a millionaire
Spent all my money
I just didn't care
Took all my friends out
For a good time
Bought bootleg whiskey
Champagne and wine

Then I began
To fall so low
Lost all
My good friends
No place to go
I get my hands
On a dollar again
I'm gonna hang on
To it

Till that eagle grins

'Cause 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

NB Carla changes the words slightly when she sings.

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