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Van Morrison — It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Album: The Story of Them Featuring Van Morrison
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Released: 1966
Length: 3:45
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You must leave now
Take what you need;
You think will last
But whatever you wish to keep,
You better grab it fast

Yonder stands you're orphan
With his gun
Crying like a fire
In the sun

Look out baby
The same song comin' through
And it's all over now,
Baby blue

The highway is for gamblers;
Better use your sense
Take what you have gathered
From coincidence

The empty-handed painter
From your street
Is drawing crazy patterns
On your sheets

The sky, too, is fallin'
Over you
And it's all over now,
Baby blue

Leave your stepping stones behind
There's somethin' that calls for you
Forget the debt you've left -
That will not follow you

Your lover who has just walked
Through the door
Has taken all his blankets
From the floor

The carpet, too,
Is foldin' over you
And it's all over now,
Baby blue

It's all over now, baby blue
Yeah yeah
It's all over, it's all over now, baby blue
It's allllll
It's all over now
It's all over now, over now, baby blue...
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scrubbrush wrote:
I like how they sample Beck.
 
I don't think Beck was even born when this came out. 
 oldfart48 wrote:


bob Dylan is the source......
 
Not really... the musical riff that got sampled is from The Them, not Dylan. 
So beautiful song
I'm a lame-oh; I always thought this was Mick Jagger. No excuse I now realize.
Oh dear.  I thought this was Mick Jagger for the last 49-1/2 years
 oldfart48 wrote:


bob Dylan is the source......
 

Beck Sample to me seems to come from Van Morrison. My ears usually are not wrong!
Hey, at least it's not Dylan singing his own material. Be grateful! 
 chinaski wrote:
So this is Mick Jagger singing along with the keyboard player from the Stranglers and Echo and the Bunnymen? Is that right? It's them?
 
Hah (hee hee. Not them, Them). I was listening while working and thought "Is this an early Stones song?" Nope.
Van Morrison active since 1958.
Mick Jagger active since 1960.
To be clear, I'm not accusing anyone of anything. Artists do influence each other and I don't know who's influencing who here. Van and Mick both took their turns trying on some Dylan-esque vocal stylings for example (I mean, to the extent they were able to imitate anyone).  This being a Dylan song it's not a stretch to think Van's trying to channel Bob a bit vocally too.
All due respect, but this is the definitive version. Which is so flattering to Dylan.
OMG YES SO MUCH YES
one of my fave dylan covers ever
This should make the non-believers see why Dylan's voice is the right one for his music.
I really like the voice of Van Morrison. Special in his first years and during his period in Them. Thnx!!
 adib wrote:
I like some Van Morrison.  I love the original song.  I don't like this combination very much.
 
I like a lot of VM's output, and even more so BD's....in fact this is one of my fav of BD's....enough of a fav that I'll go 9 on this one simply cuz I like the song so much.  Or maybe down to an 8 now....either way, Long Live RP!!
I like some Van Morrison.  I love the original song.  I don't like this combination very much.
Shame to murder a good song. Just doesn’t do it for me
{#Bananajam}
Does the pre-vocal opening of this track constitute sampling? 
Blueprint for 'Stand by be' or vice versa
 thewiseking wrote:
now I'd rather hear THIS than BROWN EYED GIRL
 
Agree - increased to 8
 Proclivities wrote:

I think I remember Falco's version, but wasn't it titled "Es Ist Alles Vorbei, Baby Blau" or something like that?

 
ach tu leebah!!!     : P       luv dis one
now I'd rather hear THIS than BROWN EYED GIRL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1EoT9sedqY 

boober wrote:

Wrong on multiple levels.
Great song....great cover.
Bob Dylan and Van Morrison were never friends.Van Morrison hung out in Woodstock trying to be friends with Dylan but Dylan didn't want to have anything to do with him.They don't talk to this day.  

 


Very Nice
 
That's the biggest CD I've ever seen!
DaveInVA wrote:


The original artwork.

 


So this is Mick Jagger singing along with the keyboard player from the Stranglers and Echo and the Bunnymen? Is that right? It's them?
 scrubbrush wrote:
I like how they sample Beck.

 
{#Lol}
I like how they sample Beck.
{#Daisy}
I think a great cover
 boober wrote:

Wrong on multiple levels.
Great song....great cover.
Bob Dylan and Van Morrison were never friends.Van Morrison hung out in Woodstock trying to be friends with Dylan but Dylan didn't want to have anything to do with him.They don't talk to this day.  

 
That's silly—they've sung together many times.
Had not heard this before you started putting it in the rotation.  Thanks.
 
Great cover.
Have to confess a soft spot for Garcia and the Dead covering this one.
i like it
 LowPhreak wrote:
I like a lot of Van's stuff, but this one he butchers. Dylan's is much better.

 
Funny how different personal tastes are... I dislike a lot of Van's stuff but enjoy this cover a lot.
Man I love this - makes me want to surf when I hear those wet keyboards.
{#Bananapiano}
 stunix wrote:
van morrisson doing bob dylan.   For me, no better time for a PSD button.
https://goo.gl/AWkGYb



 
Actually (and rarely) I prefer another cover version - Graham Bonet's.


van morrisson doing bob dylan.   For me, no better time for a PSD button.
https://goo.gl/AWkGYb


 paisleydancer66 wrote:

ah, I remember the turn table; didn't have the album but love Van. Saw him at the Armadillo in Austin, Tx sometime back there in the 70's


 


 DaveInVA wrote:


The original artwork.

 


 lemmoth wrote:
So Bill, would it be too easy to play the Boboriginal, followed by this and then by Beck. Love em all.
 
 
i'd go fer that
so apparently it's 'yonder stands your orphan'. 


So Bill, would it be too easy to play the Boboriginal, followed by this and then by Beck. Love em all.
 
 k1j2cat wrote:
Yay! It's not Beck!

 
Haha, yep that's what I think every time (I don't dislike the Beck song, but it ain't got nothing on this!)
 WonderLizard wrote:
Bump 9 > 10. One of the finest Dylan covers ever.

 
Agreed!
oh yeah this is good stuff - good on ya Van..
I like a lot of Van's stuff, but this one he butchers. Dylan's is much better.
Bump 9 > 10. One of the finest Dylan covers ever.
It's not Beck! Yay!
Who else caught that the guitar intro echoes The Drifters' On the Boardwalk?
Name that tune, fellas.
The Drifters to Bob Dylan to Van Morrison.
Makes sense to me.
Of course, now that Dylan is an entirely incongruous Superbowl commercial star, it oughta be more like It's All Over Now My Baby Blue Jeep interior.  
This be trippy. I like it!
 Vespertine82 wrote:
(controversial) I think this is a "prefer the cover to the original" example for me... I enjoy Van Morrison's voice quite a lot more!

 
This is just one of those magic songs. Both versions are brilliant in their own ways. And both interpreted by genius.
 
(controversial) I think this is a "prefer the cover to the original" example for me... I enjoy Van Morrison's voice quite a lot more!
 oldfart48 wrote:
VAN DOES VERY FEW COVERS, GLAD HE DID THIS ONE....{#Dance}

 
Indeed.
 midreaming wrote:
...a really great Dylan song  disrespectfully chewed up like cheap gum and spit out in a lame hack-ish way.. and by a friend.  some friend.
 
 
Wrong on multiple levels.
Great song....great cover.
Bob Dylan and Van Morrison were never friends.Van Morrison hung out in Woodstock trying to be friends with Dylan but Dylan didn't want to have anything to do with him.They don't talk to this day.  
Yay! It's not Beck!
I used to live in a place, where we had a small living room only for listening to old records, and that's where I heard that song for the first time. I thought it is one of the most soulfull covers ever made! Still love the song
 grant wrote:
wow - the opening from this song is sampled in the Beck song - Jack-Ass.  I thought that's what this was.  

Good to hear the original source.

 

bob Dylan is the source......
VAN DOES VERY FEW COVERS, GLAD HE DID THIS ONE....{#Dance}
Nice set today, thanks for this!


The original artwork.

Everybody in my church loves this cover...
 
Brilliant cover of this song. If you're going to cover a Dylan song, it better be good.
I love this song, but definitely not this version.
 grant wrote:
wow - the opening from this song is sampled in the Beck song - Jack-Ass.  I thought that's what this was.  

Good to hear the original source.

 

I'm disapointed it's not Beck. About the only thing I would not rather hear than Van Morrison is Joni Mitchell...

Don't judge, lots of people around here have their own strange 'blind spots', these two are mine...
 RKeaton wrote:

Nicely worded, yet completely wrong.

 
+1
wow - the opening from this song is sampled in the Beck song - Jack-Ass.  I thought that's what this was.  

Good to hear the original source.
I would have loved to hear a young V. Morrison and similarly young M. Jagger singing this Dylan cut side-by-side
My favorite version of this song.
Stunning song...
Wow. This is the first time I heard this from Van.

Saw him in the movie, Last Waltz. Didn't seen like he and Bob D. were too cordial...but that applies to most everyone and Bob. 
Yeah thought we were listening to Beck and wondered who changed it to Van Morrison.
Always nice to notice where some of Beck's samples have come from while also enjoying another song
 
EPIC
Saw Van last night in a small (1400 seat venue) - didn't play this but revisited the back catalogue, finishing with a great version of 'Into the Mystic' - awesome, the old boy still has it!

Mind you... not a single word of introduction etc - but you wouldn't expect that would you!!
 midreaming wrote:
...a really great Dylan song  disrespectfully chewed up like cheap gum and spit out in a lame hack-ish way.. and by a friend.  some friend.
 
 
I couldn't disagree more. Back then, there was one (of many) rules you followed when crafting an album: when you run out of material, cover Dylan or Holly. So many did either or both to great effect. Van's take on "Baby Blue" is one of the better ones.
 TerryS wrote:

There's precious little which is genuinely new. Doc Pomus wrote the intro chording( save the last dance for me- truly an interesting story), Dylan,  the words, Jagger the vocal styling. Still, one of Van M's better pieces.
 
Exactly what I said! Beck had to sample this!
 Sloggydog wrote:
Beck steals everything.  Doesn't mean he's not cool in his own right or that I can't stop thinking about his track that uses the tune.
 
This is why I tune in here, these discoveries, no clue Beck sampled that. thanks 
 midreaming wrote:
...a really great Dylan song  disrespectfully chewed up like cheap gum and spit out in a lame hack-ish way.. and by a friend.  some friend.
 
 
Nicely worded, yet completely wrong.
...a really great Dylan song  disrespectfully chewed up like cheap gum and spit out in a lame hack-ish way.. and by a friend.  some friend.
 
 Tarquin wrote:

Same here. So now I have a link between Beck and Bob Dylan via Van Morrison.

 
There's precious little which is genuinely new. Doc Pomus wrote the intro chording( save the last dance for me- truly an interesting story), Dylan,  the words, Jagger the vocal styling. Still, one of Van M's better pieces.

Still not a favorite, though.


A real great Dylan-Song
 Algis wrote:
Amazing how much the singing sounds like Mick Jagger ... but worse ...
 
I think he, Eric Burden and other UK singers of their generation were trying to sound like American R&B singers like Wilson Pickett but they ended up sounding a little like each other at first.
Link Wray did a smokin' version of this tune on his "Bullshot" album...{#Guitarist}
While I also love the orginal Dylan version, this one hits me like a ton of bricks. Love it!
 Proclivities wrote:

I think I remember Falco's version, but wasn't it titled "Es Ist Alles Vorbei, Baby Blau" or soemthing like that?

 

As Mr. McEnroe was fond of saying "YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS!!!!!!"
Amazing how much the singing sounds like Mick Jagger ... but worse ...
Beck steals everything.  Doesn't mean he's not cool in his own right or that I can't stop thinking about his track that uses the tune.
 ckcotton wrote:
NEVER realized that Beck stole that intro...

Learn something new every day

Thanks RP

 
 
Same here. So now I have a link between Beck and Bob Dylan via Van Morrison.
8 > 9 great song. One that you wish just went on longer.
Still a great tune after all these years.
Outstanding, love it!
NEVER realized that Beck stole that intro...

Learn something new every day

Thanks RP

 
 AvoidingWork wrote:

Don't forget Falco!!!  That....  Was.....  Totally.....   WICKED!!!!
 
I think I remember Falco's version, but wasn't it titled "Es Ist Alles Vorbei, Baby Blau" or something like that?


Wow, never heard this despited to listening to him for years.  Excluding the deplorable Marley tune you have just played a number of seminal songs.  All three still send chills up my spine. 
For Van M, it's all downhill from here, jowelly blue.

{#Dance}
 AvoidingWork wrote:

Don't forget Falco!!!  That....  Was.....  Totally.....   WICKED!!!!
 
Ah Falco!  RIP Lieber Herr!

Interesting, as of today, Aug 4, 2011, both this version and the Dylan version rate 7.7, a pretty high average rating for RP listeners. But Dylan gets a lot more 10s (31% is a lot) and 1s than this version.

This is good, but Dylan's is still the best.
For me, this one has always been," a Van the Man"song,still is.
WOW...flash backs for me......
First I thought it was Beck. Then I thought it was the Rolling Stones. Good song. And I generally can't stand Van Morrison.
 DaveInVA wrote:
Love this song. Just about everyone did a cover (Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Marianne Faithfull, Animals, Joni Mitchell, Byrds, Grateful Dead and others) of it back then but I like this one the best. It was thought that Dylan's "Baby Blue" was Joan Baez but who knows?
 
<sarcasm> Don't forget Falco!!!  That....  Was.....  Totally.....   WICKED!!!! </sarcasm>
Huh. And now I know that Beck sampled Van for "Jack-Ass." Learn something new every day.
Young Van I can understand . . . clearly . . . very nice   ;-)

FWIW, makes me think of Eric Burden.

Pleasant associations.


Van the Man!  Yes! {#Bananajam}
 socalhol wrote:
Well, wonders never cease!!  There actually is ONE Van Morrison song that I like!  {#Eek}
 
Mmmmmmmmm Oooooooooh Waaaaaah (crinkly face)

Really?

 lemmoth wrote:

 DaveInVA wrote:
Love this song. Just about everyone did a cover (Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Marianne Faithfull, Animals, Joni Mitchell, Byrds, Grateful Dead and others) of it back then but I like this one the best. It was thought that Dylan's "Baby Blue" was Joan Baez but who knows?

 
George Harrison

 
Let's hope he told someone.  :(

Sounds like Van doing an imitation of Mick.  Pretty good one.
 mandolin wrote:
if the sky that we look upon
should tumble and fall
or the mountains
should crumble
to the sea

i won't cry
i won't cry
no i won't shed a tear
just as long as you stand
baby blue 
 
Yeah, the bass line intro couldn't have been clearer ...

I like Van, but there are SO many better covers of this song that this one! Not to mention Dylan's original.
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Mr Van Morrison by ~aramina
jacqueline forster  ©2004-2010 ~aramina

The one and only Van Morrison. This pic was shot at Van's live concert on Friday July 30th at Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset, UK.

A superb evening, great music, wonderful setting and a good time had by all.


 
What was the year? 2010?

 socalhol wrote:
Well, wonders never cease!!  There actually is ONE Van Morrison song that I like!  {#Eek}
 

My thought exactly!
Well, wonders never cease!!  There actually is ONE Van Morrison song that I like!  {#Eek}

Mr Van Morrison by ~aramina
jacqueline forster  ©2004-2010 ~aramina

The one and only Van Morrison. This pic was shot at Van's live concert on Friday July 30th at Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset, UK.

A superb evening, great music, wonderful setting and a good time had by all.


 DaveInVA wrote:
Love this song. Just about everyone did a cover (Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Marianne Faithfull, Animals, Joni Mitchell, Byrds, Grateful Dead and others) of it back then but I like this one the best. It was thought that Dylan's "Baby Blue" was Joan Baez but who knows?

 
George Harrison

Excellent!!{#Clap}