It's Over
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


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Came in last night at half past ten
That baby of mine wouldn't let me in
So move it on over (move it on over)
Move it on over (move it on over)
Move over little dog 'cause the big dog's moving in

She's changed the lock on my front door
My door key don't fit no more
So get it on over (move it on over)
Scoot it on over (move it on over)
Move over skinny dog 'cause the fat dog's moving in

The dog house here is mighty small
But it's better than no house at all
So ease it on over (move it on over)
Drag it on over (move it on over)
Move over old dog 'cause a new dog's moving in

She told me not to play around
But I done let the deal go down
So pack it on over (move it on over)
Tote it on over (move it on over)
Move over nice dog 'cause a mad dog's moving in

She warned me once, she warned me twice
But I don't take no one's advice
So scratch it on over (move it on over)
Shake it on over (move it on over)
Move over short dog 'cause a tall dog's moving in

She'll crawl back to me on her knees
I'll be busy scratching fleas
So slide it on over (move it on over)
Sneak it on over (move it on over)
Move over good dog 'cause a mad dog's moving in

Remember pup, before you whine
That side's yours and this side's mine
So shove it on over (move it on over)




Sweep it on over (move it on over)
Move over cold dog 'cause a hot dog's moving in

Overall Meaning

The song "Move It On Over" sung by Jimmie Rodgers, is a tale of a man who finds himself locked out of his own home after his wife catches him cheating. The lyrics are simple yet powerful, expressing the frustration and sorrow the man feels due to the situation he has found himself in. The first verse sets the tone for the song, with the man coming home late to find his wife has locked him out. He pleads with her to "move it on over" so he can come back in, but she's not budging. The second verse seems to indicate that the man has lost his home entirely, as his key no longer fits the lock. He's now forced to move into the "dog house," which he complains is "mighty small" but better than nothing at all.


The third and fourth verses indicate that the man knows he's in the wrong but can't seem to help himself. He's been warned by his wife not to "play around," but he's already let the deal "go down." He knows he's behaving like a "mad dog," but he's unable to stop himself. By the fifth verse, the man seems to have accepted his fate, almost enjoying the irony of the situation. He's convinced his wife will come crawling back to him eventually, but he's not interested. Instead, he plans to scratch his fleas and wait for the next woman to come along.


Line by Line Meaning

Came in last night at half past ten
I got home late, around ten-thirty


That baby of mine wouldn't let me in
My girlfriend locked me out of the house


So move it on over (move it on over)
I need to make room for myself


Move it on over (move it on over)
I need to move along


Move over little dog 'cause the big dog's moving in
I'm taking over, so make way


She's changed the lock on my front door
My girlfriend changed the lock so I can't get in


My door key don't fit no more
My key won't work on the new lock


So get it on over (move it on over)
I need to find a new place to stay


Scoot it on over (move it on over)
I need to come in and make myself at home


Move over skinny dog 'cause the fat dog's moving in
I'm bigger and better, so get out of my way


The dog house here is mighty small
The place where I'm staying isn't very big


But it's better than no house at all
It's better than being on the streets


So ease it on over (move it on over)
I need to get settled in


Drag it on over (move it on over)
I need to bring my things inside


Move over old dog 'cause a new dog's moving in
I'm taking over and making this place my own


She told me not to play around
My girlfriend warned me not to cheat on her


But I done let the deal go down
But I cheated on her anyway


So pack it on over (move it on over)
I need to leave and find somewhere else to live


Tote it on over (move it on over)
I need to bring my things with me


Move over nice dog 'cause a mad dog's moving in
I'm not a nice guy anymore, I did her wrong


She warned me once, she warned me twice
She tried to warn me not to cheat on her more than once


But I don't take no one's advice
But I didn't listen to her or anyone else


So scratch it on over (move it on over)
I need to leave and find somewhere else to live


Shake it on over (move it on over)
I need to leave and start fresh


Move over short dog 'cause a tall dog's moving in
I'm better than the other guy so I'm moving in


She'll crawl back to me on her knees
She'll try to come back to me and beg for forgiveness


I'll be busy scratching fleas
I won't want her back or care about her anymore


So slide it on over (move it on over)
I need to get over her and move on


Sneak it on over (move it on over)
I don't want her to find me or come back to me


Move over good dog 'cause a mad dog's moving in
I'm not nice anymore, so make way


Remember pup, before you whine
Before you complain or argue


That side's yours and this side's mine
I'm taking this side, you can have the other


So shove it on over (move it on over)
I'm taking over and you need to move


Sweep it on over (move it on over)
I'm cleaning up and making this place mine


Move over cold dog 'cause a hot dog's moving in
I'm bringing something new and exciting to this place




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Hank Williams Sr.

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@anjilenagrace9868

If time were not a moving thing
and I could make it stay
This hour of love we share would
always be, there'd be no coming day
to shine a morning light to make us
realize our night is over.

When you walk away from me there is no
place to put my hand, except to shade my eyes
against the sun that rises or the land
I watch you walk away somehow if have
to let you go now
It's over

If you knew just how I really feel
you might return and yet, there are so
many times that people have to love than forget
Though there might have been a way
I have to force myself to say
It's over

So I turn my back
turn my collar to the wind
move along in silence trying not
to think at all
I send my feet before me, walk
the silent street before me.
It's over

If time were not a moving thing
and I could make it stay
This hour of love we share would
always be, there'd be no coming day
to shine a morning light, to make us
realize our night is over.
Its over



All comments from YouTube:

@piamartinez6065

I loveddd v Himmie all my life!!i played alll his songs in the 50-60,. ALL ON THE PIANO SINCE 1958–. YOU ARE THE MOST FANTASTIC MAN, ITS HARD TO BELIEVE ITS BEEN SO LONG. IM 75 now Remember all the songs and words I play on the piano!! YOUR LIFE WAS A STRUGGLE AND YOUHAD COURAGE & strength to carry on!! I ADORE YOU!! I cry. Thinking of you. R I P. AND AND ENJOY YOUR NEW HOME! I WILL SEE YOU SOON! GOD BLESS. Pia. From Honolulu

@literaine6550

Jimmy's recording is by far the best, of course.

@tonymarinelli7304

Elvis version of this is next level but since Jimmy wrote it this melody is absolutely stunning. It gives me chills

@likeatmeimsandradee

Beautiful voice. Timeless.

@JedEkert

I'm going through my mom's things, lot's of ghosts, lot's of memories, then I find these albums, 'Jimmy Rodgers,' well who the heck is he? So here I am. Wow! Mom had good taste.

@revdianestark

The sadness in this song just rips your heart out.

@cathydombrovske9235

All those roads not taken . . . what a beautiful, bittersweet song, and how movingly he sings it.

@1953airman

i get a great feeling when i play Jimmie thanks mate. first heard him in the 50s.

@chrisb718

Very gifted singer/songwriter, huge talent.

@wallacegeller2111

Very sad song. I'm 72 years old I lost my 1st love in 1966.

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