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Cream — I'm So Glad
Album: Fresh Cream
Avg rating:
6.3

Your rating:
Total ratings: 727









Released: 1966
Length: 3:55
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I'm so glad
I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad
I'm so glad
I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad

Don't know what to do
Don't know what to do
Don't know what to do
Tired of weeping
Tired of moaning
Tired of crying for you

I'm so glad
I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad
I'm so glad
I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad

Tired of weeping
Tired of moaning
Tired of groaning for you
Don't know what to do
I don't know what to do
Don't know what to do

I'm so glad
I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad
I'm so glad
I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad

I'm so glad
I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad
I'm so glad
I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad

I'm so glad
I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad
I'm so glad
I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad

I'm so glad
I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad
I'm so glad
I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad

I'm so glad
I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad
I'm so glad
I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad

I'm so glad
I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad
I'm so glad
I'm so glad
I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad
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Most of the time I'm glad that I'm glad. It's a good feeling. Then, most of time I'm glad that I'm able to be glad about being glad. That's an even better feeling. Imagine not being able to do that. So glad I can.
Also.. I'm glad to hear the backstory on the song.
My mother bought this as reel-to-reel and all of us wore that player out with this and other gems such as Pearl by Janis Joplin. I’m so glad.
OK. We get it. You're glad.
If only they were 'glad'
From genius.com:

“I’m So Glad” was an old blues tune written by Nehemiah “Skip” James. When the band recorded the song, they made sure that Skip received the royalties he was entitled to, something that was not often done in those days. The money probably gave him some comfort in his last years. Skip had the opportunity to see Cream perform his song on stage before he succumbed to cancer in 1969. Jack Bruce received a letter of gratitude from his widow.
Is Jack Bruce even attempting to "sing" to a melody? His singing in some way is dissociated from the song itself. Maybe deliberate, but odd. Dissonance as a vocal tool is not the usual, is it? I think this is a pretty great piece of work.
Great threesome sound of 1966. Solid 9.
I'm coming to dig the new RP app. When it gives you negative comments at the top you know that there will be some choice pieces of wisdom to follow 😁
 ziakut wrote:
A song lyric like this makes you start hearing the word "glad" as sounding odd. It's a strange phenomenon, like when you notice someone speaking with "um" in between several words...after a while it's all you hear. 

I'm glad I made this comment. Are you glad you read it? Probably not.
 

This was an 'odd' thing to say.  i 'gladly' point it out.
 BCarn wrote:

Hmmm. Ya sorry they don't play your Kanye hits here. 
 
Hahaha - Kanye, right. Nope. But I just read some comments about the origin. Very decent but I still find the song tedious to listen to.
 aaronm wrote:
Gonna tell Cream the same thing I tell my five-year-old every day: please, please stop saying the same thing over and over
 
I love you daddy...
 xcranky_yankee wrote:
Most boring Cream tune ever. Did someone just score?
 
Hmmm. Ya sorry they don't play your Kanye hits here. 
Most boring Cream tune ever. Did someone just score?
 ziakut wrote:
A song lyric like this makes you start hearing the word "glad" as sounding odd. It's a strange phenomenon, like when you notice someone speaking with "um" in between several words...after a while it's all you hear. 

I'm glad I made this comment. Are you glad you read it? Probably not.
 
Reminds me of a terrible pun: although the lion didn't normally eat female tourists, in the end he was gladiator...
A song lyric like this makes you start hearing the word "glad" as sounding odd. It's a strange phenomenon, like when you notice someone speaking with "um" in between several words...after a while it's all you hear. 

I'm glad I made this comment. Are you glad you read it? Probably not.
Sorry, one more time just so I'm clear....are you sad or glad?
This arrangement is brilliantly covered by London-based outfit Cream of Hendrix; the harmonies are phenomenal
"I'm So Glad" was an old blues tune written by Nehemiah "Skip" James. When the band recorded the song, they made sure that Skip received the royalties he was entitled to, something that was not often done in those days. The money probably gave him some comfort in his last years. Skip had the opportunity to see Cream perform his song on stage before he succumbed to cancer in 1969. Jack Bruce received a letter of gratitude from his widow. >>   Found this quote on a website. Nice to think they had the respect and appreciation to make sure James got his due. 
A friend once told me that this song came from what was called a "field holler", sung by black slaves in the fields.  Skip James took that chant and made a song out of it.
I'm so glad he's glad. (Is this a wrap song?) 
 kingart wrote:


Yes, I agree. The guitar break — big surprise — makes the track. 
One time, riding along in a car with my late father, this blasting on the tape or radio, he had the same reaction of bafflement. Holy shit, did they run out of lyrics?! He's glad, I'm glad, we're all glad.  I'll be glad when this noise is over!

Ha! I'm glad that he was my dad. 

 
Skip James did it better!
Settles the argument over pain being the basis of true art.
Gonna tell Cream the same thing I tell my five-year-old every day: please, please stop saying the same thing over and over
N O .
 alexandersmcmillan wrote:
"Glad" doesn't sound like a word anymore after hearing it 50 times in quick succession...
 

It starts to sound like "I'm so blind!" Ha Ha.  Still great!
Not my favourite Cream song.  But oh so happy to hear it anyways.  
"Glad" doesn't sound like a word anymore after hearing it 50 times in quick succession...
I'm so glad RP plays Cream but I wish these lyrics said a little more.  Still, it's Cream so I'm diggin' the guitar.    
it is 1966....but listen to the drumwork!
It seems to me being glad is still as easy :)
I'll be Glad when it's over! 5
 lizardking wrote:

I think his being glad is given, it's if he's glad he's glad that might be the question.  Or, is he glad he's glad he's glad....lol....I've actually re-bumped this to an 8, had it at a 7 for awhile (cuz it's a pretty silly song in a lot of ways) and I'm glad that he was grateful and shared that with us (albeit it over and over and over and over again) - Long Live RP!!
 
Well, I'm glad that you're glad that he's glad that he's glad, . . . er, I think.  ; )
 lizardking wrote:

I think his being glad is given, it's if he's glad he's glad that might be the question.  Or, is he glad he's glad he's glad....lol....I've actually re-bumped this to an 8, had it at a 7 for awhile (cuz it's a pretty silly song in a lot of ways) and I'm glad that he was grateful and shared that with us (albeit it over and over and over and over again) - Long Live RP!!
 
With a song like that...  who needs complex lyrics?  :-)
 kingart wrote:


Yes, I agree. The guitar break — big surprise — makes the track. 
One time, riding along in a car with my late father, this blasting on the tape or radio, he had the same reaction of bafflement. Holy shit, did they run out of lyrics?! He's glad, I'm glad, we're all glad.  I'll be glad when this noise is over!

Ha! I'm glad that he was my dad. 

 

 On_The_Beach wrote:
Just wondering if he's glad?
 
I think his being glad is given, it's if he's glad he's glad that might be the question.  Or, is he glad he's glad he's glad....lol....I've actually re-bumped this to an 8, had it at a 7 for awhile (cuz it's a pretty silly song in a lot of ways) and I'm glad that he was grateful and shared that with us (albeit it over and over and over and over again) - Long Live RP!!
I'm glad this is over. 8^)
 khardog145 wrote:
Sitting in my bedroom in 7th grate with my Zenith stereo with detachable speakers blasting "I'm so glad" LOL
 
I guess they didn't teach you how to spell "grade" in 7th "grate". Ya, ya...typo.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Just wondering if he's glad?
 

Hard to tell...
Tell You folks:forget the meaning of the lyrics. just listen...remember Dadaism...greetings from Germany;)-
Just wondering if he's glad?
 redart wrote:
I'm so glad my rating of 2 brought the average rating for this down from 6.9 to 6.8 !! {#Cheesygrin}
 
I'm so glad, I'm so glad, I'm so glad this song is almost over.
I'm so glad my rating of 2 brought the average rating for this down from 6.9 to 6.8 !! 
{#Cheesygrin}....and it seems I'm not alone....it's now down to 6.3 
This song is a perfect demonstration for semantic satiation.
Sitting in my bedroom in 7th grate with my Zenith stereo with detachable speakers blasting "I'm so glad" LOL
Questioning the repetition of the lyrics is missing the point: what the hell is the message here? These might be thrown-together lyrics (rock does allow this) but maybe there is another level? Maybe not exactly profound, but trying to say something almost hidden?
 Enrique wrote:
Yes, they can jam but the repetition of the lyrics really gets on my nerves.
 
You dont' mind quite so much when you're trippin' on Sunshine and your shoes laces are blowing your mind.
I'm glad Bill is playing this! Thanks Bill!
 kingart wrote:


Yes, I agree. The guitar break — big surprise — makes the track. 
One time, riding along in a car with my late father, this blasting on the tape or radio, he had the same reaction of bafflement. Holy shit, did they run out of lyrics?! He's glad, I'm glad, we're all glad.  I'll be glad when this noise is over!

Ha! I'm glad that he was my dad. 


 
Aw, that's a nice story. :)
 Enrique wrote:
Yes, they can jam but the repetition of the lyrics really gets on my nerves.
 

Yes, I agree. The guitar break — big surprise — makes the track. 
One time, riding along in a car with my late father, this blasting on the tape or radio, he had the same reaction of bafflement. Holy shit, did they run out of lyrics?! He's glad, I'm glad, we're all glad.  I'll be glad when this noise is over!

Ha! I'm glad that he was my dad. 

love it man! first heard when I was 7  : P   still so glad
Yes, they can jam but the repetition of the lyrics really gets on my nerves.
These guys could jam like no other !*!*!*!*!
Look for the version by late 60\'s Detroit band SRC.
have not heard this in a longgggg time. tnx bill.