The Original “It’s All Over Now” (Not the Stones)

A great discovery just now, prompted by The Ducks Deluxe (great British bar band from the ’70s) version of this song, which I always thought was a Stones original.

Written by Robert Dwayne Womack in 1963. For the story of how it got to the Stones, see:

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to The Original “It’s All Over Now” (Not the Stones)

  1. Robert Dwayne Womack is better known simply as Bobby Womack—long and storied career—married sam cooke’s widow—wrote I Can Understand It, Across 110th Street and Lookin’ For A Love (check Valentinos original of that one…and the geils band “hit” version years later)

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