Fats Domino - I'M READY

First performance: 1/06/1974


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 3 times at full in 1974 and also covered the song occasionally as part of the "Detroit Medley" in 1980 and 1981. 
 
1974-06-01 - MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM, KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, KENT, OH
A show, with Springsteen & The E Street Band headlining. Support acts were Michael Stanley, The Banky Brothers Band and 15-60-75 (aka The Numbers Band). Held in the 5,000 seat Memorial Gymnasium.

1974-06-02 - THE TOLEDO AGORA, TOLEDO, OH

Used as the fade out to "let the four winds blow". Most of all this 100-minute show was recorded by WMMS-FM in Cleveland, then edited to fit into a 60-minute time schedule and broadcast for the first time on June 5 at 10.00pm -11.00pm.

1980-12-08 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
"Detroit Medley" includes "I'm Ready" and "I Hear A Train".

1981-02-26 - NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, NASHVILLE, TN
"Detroit Medley" includes "High School Confidential" and Fats Domino's "I'm Ready".
 
 
photo Billy Smith 
 

Songinfo

"I'm ready" is taken taken from the album "Fats Domino Sings Million Record Hits" (1959) and written by Pearl King, Ruth Durand, and Joe Robichaux.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Well, I'm ready, I'm willin', and I'm able to rock and roll all night
I'm ready, I'm willin', and I'm able to rock and roll all night
Come on, pretty baby, we gonna rock, we gonna roll until the broad daylight

Because I'm ready, mm-mm-mm
And I'm able, mm-mm-mm
I'm willin' and I'm able so you better come and go with me
We gonna rock and roll till tomorrow 'bout three

Talkin' on the phone is not my speed
Don't send me no letter 'cause I can't read
Don't be long 'cause I'll be gone
We gonna rock and roll all night long

'cause I'm ready, I'm willin', and I'm able to rock and roll all night
I'm ready, I'm willin', and I'm able to rock and roll all night
Come on, pretty baby, we gonna rock, we gonna roll until tomorrow night

Talkin' on the phone is not my speed
Don't send me no letter 'cause I can't read
Don't be long 'cause I'll be gone
We gonna rock and roll all night long

'cause I'm ready, I'm willin', and I'm able to rock and roll all night
I'm ready, I'm willin', and I'm able to rock and roll all night
Come on, pretty baby, we gonna rock, we gonna roll until tomorrow night