It's All Over Now

Composers: Bobby & Shirley Womack       Original performers: The Valentinos (1964)
Recording date: June 1964        Recording location: Chess Studios, Chicago, USA
Producer: Andrew Oldham        Engineer: Ron Malo
Performed onstage: 1964-65, 1967, 1973, 1994-95, 2007, 2012-14

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Electric guitars: Keith Richards (incl. solo) & Brian Jones
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Piano: Ian Stewart
Tambourine: Mick Jagger
 

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

Because I used to love her

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

Well she used to run around with every man in town

She spent all my money playing her high class game
She put me out, it was a pity how I cried
The tables turning now, her time to cry

Because I used to love her

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

Yeah
Oh
Ah yeah
Whoo...

Well I used to wake the morning, get my breakfast in bed

When I'd gotten worried, she'd ease my aching head
But now she's here and there with every man in town
Still trying to take me for that same old clown

Because I used to love her

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

Yeah
Whoo




 

TrackTalk

We just liked the sound of it. We didn't think it sounded country and western until we read it somewhere. It's the 12-string guitar and harmonising that do it. Every one of our records has been different. We don't want to do the same old thing every time or people will get fed up with it.

- Bill Wyman, 1964


I'm not all that keen on the record. It's alright, but I don't know, there's just something.

- Brian Jones, 1964


As it happens, I think It's All Over Now is the best single we've done, and I'm glad to say the group improves every time it makes a single. At least, we think so. I like the overall sound on this new one more than I did on anything before.

- Keith Richards, 1964


Murray the K gave us It's All Over Now, which was great because we used to think he was a cunt but he turned us on to something good. It was a great record by the Valentinos but it wasn't a hit.

- Mick Jagger, 1968



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