It's All Over Now

Lyrics: Bobby Womack
Music: Bobby Womack

Well baby used to stay out all night long
She made me cry, she done me wrong
Hurt, my eyes open, baby that's no lie
Tables turning now, it's her turn to cry

Chorus
Because I used to love her
But it's all over now
Yes I used to love her
But it's all over now

Well I used to wake in the morning get my breakfast in bed
When I got worried she would ease my aching head
Well now she's here and there with every man in town
Still trying to take me for that same old clown

[chorus]

Well she used to run around with every man in town
Spending all my money playin' her high fast games
Put me out, it was a pity how I cried
Tables turning now, it's her turn to cry

[chorus]

Well baby used to stay out all night long
She made me cry, she done me wrong
Hurt, my eyes open, baby that's no lie
Tables turning now, it's her turn to cry

[chorus]
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Grateful Dead Recordings
     28 Sep 1976 Dick's Picks Vol 20
     30 Apr 1977 Download Series Vol 1
      8 Jun 1977 Winterland June 1977 - The Complete Recordings
      4 Feb 1978 Dick's Picks Vol 18
     16 Sep 1978 Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978 (CD and DVD)
     31 Dec 1978 The Closing Of Winterland (DVD & CD)
     28 Dec 1979 Road Trips Vol 3, No 1
      6 Apr 1982 Road Trips Volume 4, Number 4
      2 Apr 1989 Download Series Vol 9
     17 Jul 1989 Downhill From Here (video/DVD only)
     19 Mar 1990 Spring 1990 (note 1)
     30 Mar 1990 Spring 1990

Recordings from dead.net Tapers Section

Furthur Digital Downloads and CDs

"The Dead" Concert Recordings

Ratdoglive CDs and downloads

Notes
(1) also on the compilation So Glad You Made It

Roots
The song was written by Booby Womack and recorded by him with members of his family in a group called the Valentinos in March 1964 on Sam Cooke's SAR Records. It was a minor hit, reaching #21 on the R&B Charts and #63 on the Pop Charts. It was soon overshadowed by the Roling Stones' recording. The only available version of the Valentino's recording that I have found in on a box set "Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story" - though Bobby Womack recorded several subsequent versions himself.

The Rolling Stones seem to have heard the Valentinos recording when the disc jockey "Murray the K" played it to them in New York in June 1964, and suggested they might cover it. Bobby Womack was subsequently quoted as saying:
"I was very angry about it. I knew their record was going to go far, and our version was going to quit. Sam Cooke put me straight. He said, 'Bobby, one day this is gonna be history. Them boys are gonna be huge, and you'll be glad because you'll be the writer whose song broke 'em in this country.' When I saw the first check, I was shocked. It was huge."


Futher Information
For an online discussion of the lyrics to this song see the deadsongs.vue conference on The Well.
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com

 


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