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Muddy Waters — I'm Ready
Album: I'm Ready
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Released: 1978
Length: 3:21
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'm ready... ready as anybody can be
I'm ready... ready as anybody can be
Now I'm ready for you
I hope you're ready for me
I got an axe handle pistol on a graveyard frame
That shoot tombstone bullets... wearin' balls and chain
I'm drinkin' TNT... I'm smokin' dynamite
I hope some screwball start a fight
'Cause I'm ready... ready as anybody can be
I'm ready for you... I hope you're ready for me

All you pretty little chicks with your pretty little hair
I know you feels like I ain't nowhere
But stop what your doin' baby come overhere
I'll prove to you baby... that I ain't no square
Because I'm ready... ready as anybody can be
Now I'm ready for you... I hope you're ready for me

I been drinkin' gin like never before
I feel so good... I want you to know
One more drink... I wish you would
I takes a whole lotta lovin' to make me feel good
'Cause I'm ready... ready as anybody can be
Now I'm ready for you... I hope you're ready for me
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 casey1024 wrote:


Square.   It's I aint no SQUARE.  CTFD
 
just lighten up, will ya all?!
and we get to hear Johnny!
Blues makes me happy!!!!
How is this not a uniform "10" from every person listening to this station? 
 Illustr8r wrote:
"...that I ain't no queer"? Now I get it: when you're a black bluesman, gay bashing is OK! You libs and your rules... ROTFL
 

Square.   It's I aint no SQUARE.  CTFD
Hey, is this Arcade Fire? 
 aelfheld wrote:

One of the many reasons I don't watch television.

 
What is television?
soup-ah doup-ah man
sorry.  Turning off RP.  Def not my cup of tea.
Just one comment ... Wow! {#Music}{#Bananajam}{#Sunny}
dang that horn is sho nuff a skinnah
 musikluvr wrote:
Stevie Ray then Muddy. Good choice.

 
.... what he said :-)
Stevie Ray then Muddy. Good choice.
 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
It's 110 F. with a 70 degree dewpoint and I'm working on my truck in the garage... I came in to hit the PSD button.
I'm not in the mood for the blues.

 

I realize your "Coachellian" 110 degrees is a helluva lot more livable than triple-digit temps. here in the midwest, but god...110 DEGREES! 
I keep hearing on the news how brutal it's been in the Southwest this summer, but I've never experienced anything north of 106 (and that was in Napa Valley) in '98.
 
 Stay cool if you can...
It's 110 F. with a 70 degree dewpoint and I'm working on my truck in the garage... I came in to hit the PSD button.
I'm not in the mood for the blues.
Getting tired of Muddy Waters. There's a lot of great Chicago Blues musicians who deserve more airplay.
 George_Tirebiter wrote:
I don't see Gag(a), Bieber or Myley convering this, ever.  {#Beat}
 
That's 'cuz they're too busy making shoes for industry, Georgie
 George_Tirebiter wrote:
I don't see Gag(a), Bieber or Myley convering this, ever.  {#Beat}
 
I certainly hope not.
Great Blues set.....
I don't see Gag(a), Bieber or Myley convering this, ever.  {#Beat}
I am so ready, grrrr, Play it Muddy!

 aelfheld wrote:

One of the many reasons I don't watch television.
 
SinisterDexter wrote:
Nowadays, when I hear this song, all I can think of is that damn ED drug commercial. Curse you, advertisers!
  
One of the many reasons I don't watch television.

{#Whistle}



 SinisterDexter wrote:
Nowadays, when I hear this song, all I can think of is that damn ED drug commercial. Curse you, advertisers!
 
One of the many reasons I don't watch television.

Nowadays, when I hear this song, all I can think of is that damn ED drug commercial. Curse you, advertisers!
 handyrae wrote:
From Erik Satie to Muddy Waters in 5 songs. Only on RP!
 
And that's why we have it on, right?
Here is is, the whole cloth.
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
Yes ma'am. If it wernt for great artists like Muddy doin his thing, there wouldn't have been no Stevie Ray Vaughn or Jimi or .....ok all right....the sound was there long before Muddy, but Muddy helped it along alright.
 
No sir, I have no problem with dat der. Nuff said.  

Yes ma'am. If it wernt for great artists like Muddy doin his thing, there wouldn't have been no Stevie Ray Vaughn or Jimi or .....ok all right....the sound was there long before Muddy, but Muddy helped it along alright.
From Erik Satie to Muddy Waters in 5 songs. Only on RP!
 RichardPrins wrote:
8)
(but this doesn't sounds like 'the original' version, a later recording perhaps or just me...)
 
Isn't this one of those albums he did late in his career, with Johnny Winter producing/performing?

Truly godlike!
Hell yes!  Southern Music Group!

Muddy Waters - I'm Ready
Stevie Ray Vaughan - The Sky Is Crying
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
oooh that gorgeous voice, i'm ready too! 
reminds me of:
when muddy grew up he had to sit in the back of the bus, the front was for the whites.
And now you guys chose obama, wow!!!!

i should like more 'black' music on RP....
 


{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}

Growing up outside of New Orleans...stuff like this brings me back. :)

come over here I'll prove to you I aint no square
Outstanding!!
Gorgeous.
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
I always liked Hooker over Muddy, but Muddy is still bad-assed.
both of them are blues gods :notworthy:
physicsgenius wrote:
Why is it that people get bent out of shape when rappers have misogynist and homophobic lyrics, but not when blues singers do? "Come over here and I'll prove I ain't no queer"? (I see some claim it's "square", not "queer". Try listening to the song instead of reading the lyrics. It's clearly "queer".)
Even if he was saying 'queer' (which he isn't), the word had a completely different meaning when this was recorded.
Humble Pie did a crunching version of this.
I heard "square". *shrug* I always liked Hooker over Muddy, but Muddy is still bad-assed.
LennytheB wrote:
I'm a huge Muddy Waters fan...just never thought this track was among his best work.
John Lee does a nice version.
oesvends wrote:
Big Walter Horton, says allmusic.com. Aka Shakey Horton.
Hey Thanx I was lucky enough to see Muddy's band when Shakey was with them. Great memories.
I'm a huge Muddy Waters fan...just never thought this track was among his best work.
algrif wrote:
This Q. siting here since Feb 2003. I would also like to know. Possible harmonica players Little Walter, Junior Wells, Shakey Horton, Carey Bell and James Cotton. Anyone know ?
Big Walter Horton, says allmusic.com. Aka Shakey Horton.
grumblecat wrote:
One of my favorite Muddy Waters songs, and I think it might be Little Walter on Harmonica but I am not sure, I just know he played with Muddy quite a bit.
This Q. siting here since Feb 2003. I would also like to know. Possible harmonica players Little Walter, Junior Wells, Shakey Horton, Carey Bell and James Cotton. Anyone know ?
Most Definitely Square. Those of you that think other wise need to get out to your local blues clubs and open your ears. It'll be an eye/ear opener for sure, you need it! Kate ;-)
physicsgenius wrote:
"Come over here and I'll prove I ain't no queer"? (I see some claim it's "square", not "queer". Try listening to the song instead of reading the lyrics. It's clearly "queer".)
:no: You'd better listen a bit closer because he clearly says "square." His pronunciation leaves the "s" at the beginning of "square" almost silent.
RichardPrins wrote:
Mine is a (cheap-ass? Charly Records Ltd.) compilation called Rollin' Stone, but everything sounds more gritty and authentic...
Gritty is good!! After all, these early blues guys were not all polished up for MTV.
the man is singing "i'm no square" (or queer. or whatever, as long as it rhymes with "overhere"). i fail to see the bashing. it seems like useful info when singing to a woman. oh, and it's just an old song...
Mine is a (cheap-ass? Charly Records Ltd.) compilation called Rollin' Stone, but everything sounds more gritty and authentic...
Why is it that people get bent out of shape when rappers have misogynist and homophobic lyrics, but not when blues singers do? "Come over here and I'll prove I ain't no queer"? (I see some claim it's "square", not "queer". Try listening to the song instead of reading the lyrics. It's clearly "queer".)
RichardPrins wrote:
8) (but this doesn't sounds like 'the original' version, a later recording perhaps or just me...)
I agree. I have a version on a compilation of Willie Dixon compositions, and they had Muddy singing this song on it, and it seemed a lot more raw, and a lot more urgent. I liked that version better. But, we are splitting hairs here. This is a great song by a great artist.
RichardPrins wrote:
8) (but this doesn't sounds like 'the original' version, a later recording perhaps or just me...)
I think u b right kemo sabe! Many of these old blooze tunes were recorded in very primitive studios. Now that blues is gaining popularity, they're being cleaned up and re-recorded.
8) (but this doesn't sounds like 'the original' version, a later recording perhaps or just me...)
TreborG2 wrote:
Maybe his ears heard queer.... I for sure heard "square" but that may be my geometerically biased mind over working some odd angles again. 8O :mrgreen:
Nicely balances out one of my favorite misheard lyrics - Jimi Hendrix "scuz me while I kiss that guy".
Music does not get any better than this. Honey for the ears.
Oh yeah! I miss blues fest in chicago....
Illustr8r... you are a bit oversensitive aren't you? Good grief... take your issues someplace else.
He says he "ain't no square." Is someone is being heterophobic here?
Spliff wrote:
Illustr8r wrote:
"...that I ain't no queer"? Now I get it: when you're a black bluesman, gay bashing is OK! You libs and your rules... ROTFL
Huh? ... But stop what your doin' baby come overhere I'll prove to you baby, that I ain't no square Because I'm ready, ready as anybody can be ...
Maybe his ears heard queer.... I for sure heard "square" but that may be my geometerically biased mind over working some odd angles again. 8O :mrgreen:
I'm definitely ready!
Illustr8r wrote:
"...that I ain't no queer"? Now I get it: when you're a black bluesman, gay bashing is OK! You libs and your rules... ROTFL
Huh? I'm Ready I'm ready, ready as anybody can be I'm ready, ready as anybody can be Now I'm ready for you, I hope you're ready for me I got an axe handle pistol on a graveyard frame That shoot tombstone bullets, wearin' balls and chain I'm drinkin' TNT, I'm smokin' dynamite I hope some screwball start a fight 'Cause I'm ready, ready as anybody can be I'm ready for you, I hope you're ready for me All you pretty little chicks with your pretty little hair I know you feels like I ain't nowhere But stop what your doin' baby come overhere I'll prove to you baby, that I ain't no square Because I'm ready, ready as anybody can be Now I'm ready for you, I hope you're ready for me I been drinkin' gin like never before I feel so good, I want you to know One more drink, I wish you would I takes a whole lotta lovin' to make me feel good 'Cause I'm ready, ready as anybody can be Now I'm ready for you, I hope you're ready for me
Isn't this being used in a Viagra or similar product's commercial right now?
Illustr8r wrote:
"...that I ain't no queer"? Now I get it: when you're a black bluesman, gay bashing is OK! You libs and your rules... ROTFL
Who are you addressing here? Which "liberal" was defending that line ? Or was that humour ?
"...that I ain't no queer"? Now I get it: when you're a black bluesman, gay bashing is OK! You libs and your rules... ROTFL
Let it be Muddy...
good to here the real blues on RP. More please!
We're always ready for you baby!! :notworthy: :bounce: :bounce: :notworthy:
Awesome. :clap: :clap: :clap: More Muddy Please!!
dot use to put a dusty needle into the muddy and jhonny winter disks. beautiful. dot.
One of my favorite Muddy Waters songs, and I think it might be Little Walter on Harmonica but I am not sure, I just know he played with Muddy quite a bit.
Good song :)