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Bobby Womack

Dead at Age 70

6/27/2014 4:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0627-bobby-womack-old-getty-01Veteran soul singer Bobby Womack died Friday.

Womack's sister says he passed away in his sleep ... she says they don't know the cause of death.

Bobby struggled with multiple health problems throughout his life ... including diabetes, pneumonia, colon cancer and the early signs of Alzheimer's.

Bobby and his brothers formed a group in the '60s called "The Valentinos" and they recorded the song "It's All Over Now" before the Rolling Stones released their version -- the group's first #1 hit.

0627-bobby-womack-recent-getty-01Bobby also recorded the songs "Across 110th Street" and "If You Think You're Lonely Now."

In 2009, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Cookie Lady    

RIP Bobby Womack. Thanks for letting us remember what real soul music was about.

25 days ago
17.

pj    

Oh no love Bobbie Womack and Patti Labelle duets.

25 days ago
18.

pootydaone    

RIP good sir. Your music lives forever.

25 days ago
19.

Terri Schiavo    

He'll be missed...by someone I'm sure

25 days ago
20.

BiGeArn    

RIP Mr.Womack you put out some good music !!

25 days ago
21.

J5236    

Love you brother man & while you are gone, I still got your tunes. =))

25 days ago
22.

JanaeC    

RIP

25 days ago
23.

rcytrcy01@yahoo.com    

I liked his song, "Sexual Healing."

25 days ago
24.

hotbitch    

"If you think you're lonely now, wait until tonight girl"---one of the coldest lines ever. Love it. RIP Bobby Womack

25 days ago
25.

HumanNature    

BOBBY WOMACK - IF YOU THINK YOU'RE LONELY NOW

I wanna dedicate this song to all the lovers tonight
And I expect that might be the whole world
Because everybody needs something or someone to love

When it's cold outside who are you holding?
You know, if y'all don't mind I'd like to talk about this woman of mine
She's always complainin' bout me never bein' at home
But when I'm there i'm broke

She's tellin' me about the things that her girlfriend's got
What she ain't got and she wants me to go out and get em for her
But girl, I can't be in two places at one time

If you think you're lonely now, huh
Wait until tonight, girl
(If you think you're lonely now)
I'll be long gone
(Wait until tonight, girl)
And you'll find another man that'll treat you right

(If you think you're lonely now)
When I ain't there to rub your back
(Wait until tonight, girl)
Just remember I made it a long fact

And when the skeletons come out of the closet
And chase you all around your room
And the memories sail round like a ghost
And that's a matter of fact, no joke, ah

If you think you're lonely now
(If you think you're lonely now)
Oh, wait until tonight
(Wait until tonight, girl)

I'll be long gone
(If you think you're lonely now)
And you'll never find another man that'll treat you right
(You just wait until tonight, girl)

(If you think you're lonely now)
You think you're lonely now
(Wait until tonight, girl)
Wait, wait, wait until tonight, girl

Oh, ain't it funny how the tables turn
When things aren't goin' your way?
But when love runs out and the pain walks in
And settles for a stay, ooh

(If you think you're lonely now)
Lord, help me, I feel like I wanna testify
(Wait until tonight, girl)
(If you think you're lonely now)
Girl, wait until tonight
(Wait until tonight, girl)
If you think you're lonely, lonely now

(If you think you're lonely now)
(Wait until tonight, girl)
Oh, you just wait until tonight, girl
(If you think you're lonely now)
(Wait until tonight, girl)

You see tonight's the night when the needs come out
When your needs come out to breathe
And you toast the stars and there ain't now way you can sleep, ooh

(If you think you're lonely now)
If you think you're lonely now
(Wait until tonight, girl)
I feel like I wanna testify this evenin'

(If you think you're lonely now)
I'm lonely, cause I know I gotta leave you, oh, girl
(Wait until tonight, girl)
I just can't take no more

(If you think you're lonely now)
Ooh, hoo, hoo
(You just wait until tonight, girl)
Ah, girl, you just wait

(If you think you're lonely now)
If you think you got problems now, baby, you just wait
(Wait until tonight, girl)
Wait

(If you think you're lonely now)
Too far gone
(Wait until tonight, girl)
Like you're runnin' out

(If you think you're lonely now)
Ooh, hoo, ooh, hoo, babe
(Wait until tonight, girl)
You say you're a little lonely

(If you think you're lonely now)
But everybody needs somebody to love
(Wait until tonight, girl)
(If you think you're lonely now)
It's good that you know that you got somebody that'll stand by your side
That'll build you up when you're fallin' down
(Wait until tonight, girl)
And you had that someone, baby

(If you think you're lonely now)
Cause I've done my time
(Wait until tonight, girl)
And it's your turn now

(If you think you're lonely now)
If you think you're lonely now
(Wait until tonight, girl)
Wait, wait until tonight

(If you think you're lonely now)
I'm tired, tired of this same old shuck & jiving
(Wait until tonight, girl)
It's been too long

(If you think you're lonely now)
You think, you could start all over again, it's been too long
(Wait until tonight, girl)
You think you could start it just one more time
(If you think you're lonely now)


LUV THIS SONG!!!!


RIP BOBBY

25 days ago
26.

pootydaone    

Can we collectively IGNORE the trolls. Let's not let them distract us from our respects to Mr. Womack. Please.

25 days ago
27.

myopinion    

Grew up listening to his music R.I.P. you will not be forgotten.

25 days ago
28.

Ptorican1967    

Wasn't it confirmed that it was a celebrity hoax?

25 days ago
29.

bonnie bell    

Man, sad. Young, so many ailments. If you think your lonely now wait until tonight girl...that's the bomb song. my deepest condolences to the family.

25 days ago
30.

BigSamStewart    

RIP, black man whose music I'm not familiar with :( All of my best to your family and friends during this difficult time.

25 days ago
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