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Something Came Over Me

“It’s funny how things have changed since I fell in love with you. . .”

“Something Came Over Me” appeared on the 1964 album The Soul of Ike & Tina Turner and is a sequel to their 1961 single, “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine.”

Like its predecessor, “Something Came Over Me” is a conversation song, with the female and male vocals going back and forth. You know it’s a sequel song because the opening guitar is almost identical to the one on “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine,” and the new lyrics reference specific phrases from the older song. The storyline in the first song was all about Tina being in love and her man being bemused. In this one, he’s still bemused, but she’s disillusioned. He’s changed!

Tina: Remember you told me once that I was your lover girl
Ike: You was. . .at that time
Tina: You built up my hopes until you got my mind in a whirl
Ike: Well, girls are kinda nutty anyway
Tina: Oh nooooo / My mama tried to get me to leave you alone
Ike: That figures
Tina: I almost acted a fool and left my home / But not now darling ’cause something came over you.

I have this on LP–an original from ’64, as far as I can tell. There aren’t any notes about the band on the back cover, but it’s very noticeable that the male voice on this song is not the same one from “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine.” According to the Ike Turner discography I spend a lot of time perusing that’s because the vocals on the first song were recorded by Mickey Baker, from Mickey & Sylvia. I don’t know if this is Ike on “Something Came Over Me,” but I’ll just assume so since I have nothing else to go on.

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